Instituted by the Parag initiative of Tata Trusts, this was the fifth edition of the Big Little Book Award. The chosen language this year was English. In the previous years, the award considered children's literature in Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, and Kannada.
A total of 111 villages in four districts have been affected by the floods, caused by heavy rains and water released by the dams in neighbouring Maharashtra.
Deputy Commissioners of all districts have information about people who will be coming from outside in the days to come and accordingly they will make quarantine arrangements.
Large number of locals have been rescued, provided medical aid and distributed with food packets
Huge amount of water had been released from the Koyna and four other dams in Maharashtra which were reportedly full to the brim.