Kerala has lost more than a quarterly of a business year lost in bandh and strikes. This has resulted in major losses in businesses and economic growth in Kerala. Considering the losses Kerala had to bear in 2018 due to Okhi which left a scar on 2018 and Nipah virus tragedy and the Kerala floods. There has been a lot Kerala has been through throughout the last year.
It has been a hard year and to make it even harder Kerala has had a total of 97 bandh days in Kerala counting all different regions. For a those who have their money in businesses have lost a quarterly of business and to add to the loss have had to pay a quarterly of wages too just adding to the losses of private business and government-run institutions.
While Kerala has not recovered from these disasters and has had to face a series on bandh for many issues. Although we want our people to be heard for all their reasons to protest. Having a bandh day so frequently is not the way ahead. Even though we can completely not have a bandh, we should start thinking twice before we do. A recovering Kerala cannot risk to scaring away foreign and regional investments into our state. Comparing any other state we have an exponentially higher amount of bandh declared which obviously means either we have a lot more problems or we are just hungry for another bandh.