Economy Kerala Floods: New infrastructure development needs to be environmentally compliant Updated : August 23, 2018 09:50 AM IST Development should not block the paths of rivers, or building on flood plains, or on the slopes of mountains. It means living as one with the environment, and heeding the voices of those who talk about conservation. Every natural disaster the country faces, pushes people back into earlier cycles of development. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.