Kerala is popularly known as God’s Own Country for its breathtaking beauty, which makes it a favourite destination among tourists. Lush green landscapes, beautiful backwaters, coconut trees, rubber and tea plantations, beautiful beaches and mouth-watering cuisine are the unique features of the State.
Of late, the situation has changed. Increasing pollution of the water bodies, decreasing greenery and other serious issues like water scarcity, the stray dog menace and political complications etc., have made God’s Own Country a less preferable place to live in. However, it would come as a surprise to many that Kerala has been ranked the best place to die in India.
According to a report – ‘Quality of Death – Ranking end-of-life Care Across the World’ – from the Economist Intelligence Unit, commissioned by Lien Foundation (a philanthropic organisation in Singapore), though other States in India have bagged a poor position in the overall ranking, Kerala has set a contradictory example. All thanks to the palliative care units in the State. The report considered 80 countries across the world.