200 Days

The Government have completed just 200 days in office. The decisions taken during this short period of time are not only innovative but also visionary.

The Government decisions have covered almost all important sectors including education, health, industry, IT, social security, agriculture, environment, youth, weaker sections and infrastructure. LDF Government have announced four mega missions which emphasis on people’s participatory approach to tackle issues concerning Housing, Environment and Agriculture, Health and Education.

The decisions taken by the Government have touched all sections of society particularly the poorest of the poor. Though short ,the period is marked by initiatives to address the concerns of the poor and the needy. The Government is looking forward with a great deal of hope in providing people with a future that is marked by strong avenues of economically empowered and socially egalitarian society.

• Education sector received big impetus. Concept of modern schools is set to improve infrastructure facilities vastly.

• Rs 1000 Cr to revamp education. 1000 public schools to meet International Standards.

• Five year plans to be revived for the State as well as local bodies

• Data collection and facilitation center for strengthening tax collection network in check posts.

• Plus one seats increased by 20 % in government – aided higher secondary sector in 2016-17 academic year.

• Rs 150 Cr for promotion of startups

• Rs 482 Cr for IIT parks Area increased to I Cr sq ft.

• Re-opened factories under the Kerala State Cashew Development Corporation. 18000 workers will benefit.

• Rs 500 Cr for farmers in the rubber industry .

• Free school uniforms for all students up to 8th standered in public schools

• Moratorium on agricultural loans till May 2017

• Kochi – Mangalore Gail pipeline in November 2018.

• Rs 12000 Cr worth basic infrastructure through KIIFB, Rs 5476 Cr for roads, bridges ,flyovers ,under-passes, railway over bridges .

• Kochi-Palakkad hi-tech Industrial Corridor .

• National highways to be widened to 45 meters with-in 3 yrs.

• Vizhijam International Seaport will start functioning on December 2019.

• Kannur airport will start functioning from April 2017

• 35 kg rice to 595800 ration card owners as per Antyodaya Anna yogana project free of cost .

• VIMUKTHI –major campaign against drug abuse and alcoholism

• Extension of PSC lists

• Kerala administrative service in 30 departments of secretariat including General administration and Financial Department.

• 1500 startup companies.

• Free accident insurance plan to 35 lakh students in public schools

• Rs 1000 special financial help to retired Angan wadi workers , helpers

• Raised welfare pensions to Rs 1000 per month.

• Fiscal constraints would not hold back Government’s development and welfare schemes. Tax collection network strengthened in 84 check posts to improve revenue generation.

• Food security Act will be implemented

• Kerala was declared as First Open Defecation Free State in the south India.

• Vizhijam International Sea port Ltd Vizhijam Port will start functioning on December 2019. Completed construction of 340 m break water core. Construction of fisheries port is going on.

• Debt relief scheme. A new debt relief scheme for low income and poor people who face the threat of revenue recovering proceedings following failure to repay loans availed from various financial institutions under the Government.

• Kerala Infrastructure investment Fund Act amended. Rs. 50,000 Crore can be raised outside the budget to ensure base infrastructure for Kerala’s overall development through Kerala infrastructure investment fund board.

POLICE

• Stringent measures have been taken in order to strengthen law and order in the state. The police have been directed to rely on scientific investigation instead of third degree punishments for proving crimes.

• The much controversial case on the murder of Jisha was proved through scientific measures within a short span of time.

• Stringent measures for preventing terrorist activities

• The hi-tech ATM robbery was detected and the Romanian thieves were arrested within days.

• Different programmes were initiated for the safety of women. These include Pink Patrol, Pink Beat,etc

• Measures have been taken to modernise the Police Department.

VIGILANCE

• The confidence of the public in the fair, free and competent anti-corruption actions are strengthened as indicated by the number of petitions coming to the VACB office.

• Created awareness among the public on the mission of VACB, clearly defined as “Assuring Good Governance without corruption in any form in Kerala” thereby developing a demand for good governance in all departments.

• Benefit Tracking Audi (BTA) is initiated in order to assure corruption free services and benefits to the Scheduled Tribes and poor disadvantaged people.

• A method of measuring corruption through visible and measurable indicators is being pilot tested as Kerala An-ti-Corruption Index (KAI).

• A Mobile App in the name of ‘Arising Kerala’ is pilot tested, which is a crowd sourcing technology based platform for sharing information of corruption from general public

REVENUE & HOUSING

• Actions were taken to give land to those who possessed forest land before 01.01 .1997 and who had the permission of Central Government and also had completed the assessment of revenue and forest departments.

• Survey details of 508 villages out of 881 villages which had completed the resurvey were uploaded in the website. More than 50,000 people utilised this facility. More than 10,000 sketches utilised.

• Kalavara Project which helps the BPL people to get cement and iron rods at 15% discount from the open market was made more efficient.

• Steps to get all their certificates online from village officers and the namesake fee they have to pay for this was facilitated through online

• Action plan to restart the resurvey process which came to a halt in 2012 using advanced technology. Resurvey process will start soon.

WATER RESOURCES

• Several Check dams were completed across Palakkad, Kottayam, Idukki

• VCB’s at Kannur and Mattannur municipalities. VCB cum Bridge at Koothuparamb Municipality and Kanichar Panchayath at Kannur.

• Civil-mechanical works of Pilarmuzhy Lift Irrigation Project at Thrissur with the aid of NABARD costing Rs 324 lakhs have been completed.

• Construction of Moolamvally kadavu has been completed in Ernakulam

• A Groyne field at Alappat panchayath in Karunagapally

TRANSPORT

• Memorandum to central Government,an appeal to High Court and a case has filed at Supreme court to override the ban on diesel vehicles imposed by National Green Tribunal.

• More than 1000 vacancies in KSRTC were re-ported to PSC an appointment process are in progress

• CCTV cameras will be installed in all regional/ subregional transport offices and 19 check posts

• A total investigation package for KSRTC will be implemented

• Chain services and bus services required for sabarimala Pilgrimage will be done

• Road safety funds will be approved after convening meetings of Kerala Road safety Authority

• Water Transportation Department will start more services in order to boost boat tourism

• India’s first solar powered boat will be launched

• 143 KSRTC buses on the road

• E-governance in Motor Vehicles Department • ‘Scania Bus’ service started

• Helmet awareness programme conducted

• 27.5 Cr as states share for pension in KSRTC

• Bus services for Haj Pilgrims

MUSEUMS

• The work on Heritage museum in Wayanad has been completed and exhibits are collected to start the functioning of the museum.

• Expression of interest invited for the modernization of Napier Museum. • Steps taken to set up a Theyyam museum in Kannur.

• The work on Heritage museum in Wayanad has been com-pleted and exhibits are collected to start the functioning of the museum.

• Work of Kozhikode Krishna Menon Museum 3D theatre will be completed.

• Natural History Museum will be modernized. Second leg of the modernization work of Natural History Museum has begun

ARCHEOLOGY

• Modernization activities have been carried out in Mu-davoorpara in Thiruvananthapuram district and it will be opened to public soon.

• ‘Nalukettu’ which is part of Heritage Museum will be opened to public

• E-office system to be implemented in all offices of Archeology department.

• The phase 1 work for the conservation and related works of ‘uppirika Malika’ of the protected heritage site Padmanabhapuram Palace located in Tamil Nadu which is under the Department, will begin soon.

PORTS

• 1.90% of the total land needed for the port has been given to m/s Adani group for construction. From the rest 10 %(28 Acre), 14 acre has been tak-en up. Regarding the taking up of the rest 14 acre, measures are in the final phase.

• Vizhinjam international seaport: Dredging is underway. Road construction and 310 m breakwater core construction are completed. For the first phase, 3100 m breakwater is needed.

• A draft is getting ready for a 300 cr project at Azheekkal Port with the aid of Central Governement.

• Vizhinjam community health centre will be uplift-ed to Taluk hospital with the combined effort of the Government and M/s Adani group

• Development of rail- road connectivity for Azheekkal Port

SC

• 349.79 lakhs is provided for the implementation of a scheme for purchasing land for landless ST community members

• Proper actions were taken to increase the educational benefits of the SC/ ST students by 50%

• Among the 15874 houses that were allotted in the previous years and remained as spill over have completed.

• Rs. 50 Cr has allotted for 10000 people as financial assistance for marriage. Money was distributed among 5010 beneficiaries.

• Rs. 4 Cr allotted as subsidy for the unemployed and uneducated youth for self employment. Rs. 1.19 Cr distributed to 163 beneficiaries

ST

• 12.5 Cr has been allotted for the construction of 23,197 spill – over houses under the Scheduled Tribe House Construction Scheme.

• 47.35 Cr is provided for the completion of 10071 incomplete spill over houses sanctioned under the ATSP house construction scheme 2015-16.

• 349.79 lakhs is provided for the implementation of a scheme for purchasing land for landless ST community members.

• 39.31 lakhs is provided for the functioning of Scheduled Tribes Development Attappadi Karunyasramam, Mananthavadi Kuzhinilam, Agathi Mandiram and Vaithiri Sugandagiri Care home which are under the control of Scheduled Tribe Development Department.

• 25 Cr is provided for the implementation of a food welfare scheme for the Scheduled Tribe families during the monsoon, in order to prevent poverty.

CULTURE

• The total allocation for Sahithya Academy, Sangeetha Nataka Academy, Laitha kala Academy, Folk-lore academy has been raised by 50% (from Rs 18 cr to 27 Cr) in the revised budget of 2016-17.

• Decided to digitalize the Malayalam Literature books at the Sahithya Academy so that anyone can read it online from anywhere in the world. The process will be under the supervision of the Sahithya Academy. For this, Rs 2 Cr has been allotted in the budget. It will be used for setting up Malayalam Digital Re-source Centre at the Academy and State Digitalisation Hub.

• Measures are going on for the efficient functioning of the Film development corporation and the Chalachitra academy.

• The pension for the artistes, who are unable to per-form due to old age and diseases, has been raised up to Rs 1500.

• Decided to celebrate the Centenary Celebrations of the famous declaration “Namukku Jathiyilla” by Sree Narayana Guru, on September 2016. Seminars conducted on this in all districts and prominent people from all walks of life participated in it. Seminars and cultural events conducted in 6000 libraries across the state and in schools. It is estimated that around 15 lakh people participated in these events.

LAW

• Assistance of Rs 20,13,120/- to set up a cyber library in14 bar associations in Kerala

• Rs 37,50,000/- to set up the public buildings and facilities for convenient working of advocate clerks and drinking water and public restroom for the gen-eral public reaching the courts.

• This year action will be taken to establish a cyber library for other bar associations who have applied for, and arrangements will be made adjacent to the court for the Advocate clerks to work comfortably. Facilities will be made available for the general pub-lic too.

• Action to double the welfare pension of lawyers.

• Undertook actions to allow stipend for three years to the newly enrolled practicing lawyers.

PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS

• Conducted seminars to create awareness among students about the importance of the issue of secularism in the role of parliamentary democracy. 5 schools were selected from the 140 constituencies in the state; the Government will provide Rs 25,000 each, for a govt. college elected from each district and 20,000/- each for 5 schools selected from each constituency.

• Organised seminar on the subject, Dr. Ambedkar and democracy, which was inaugurated by the Honourable Chief Minister on 20.07.2016 in theV.J. T hall.

• A Youth Parliament was held on 25.07.2016 in the Old Assembly Hall involving the winners of the 2015-16 Youth Parliament.

LOCAL SELF GOVERNMENTS

• Constructed individual toilets for 30,000 families. The proceedings for constructing individual toilets for yet another 1, 00,000 families are in progress..

• 37, 12,703 recipients were able to receive at home, their social welfare pension, which was made possible through co-operative banks. Arrears will be cleared before the advent of Onam.

• Undertook plans to build 8382 houses in 7 cities as per the Pradhan Manthri Awaz Yojana scheme.

• Decided to implement Jan Oushadhi stores through the Bureau of Pharma Public Undertaking of India (BPPI) to make generic medicines available at a cheaper rate to financially backward patients. Measures have been taken to start Jan Oushadhi Stores 33 at all LSGD centres with the aid of Kudumba Sree.

• Constructed 51813 km road in PMGSY.

ELECTRICITY

• Preliminary works for the state being first fully electrified state in India has started. For the same the following projects has completed.

• Higher authority headed by chief minister and an overview committee with ministers from various district has commenced.

• Honourable minister of power and minister of Devaswom has participated in district wise programmes and organized a committee headed by MLAs.

• As part of these organizing committees at panchayat level has started.

• A missed call facility for the registration of the beneficiaries (9496018640).

• Works of the 1 MW solar energy plant at Kollamkode in Palakkad district has completed

DEWASWOMS

• The Sabarimala Master plan will be implemented to provide better facilities for the pilgrims

• Planned to lay off Dewaswom Recruitment Board and to assign PSC to do Dewaswom recruitments

• Actions were taken to fill the vacancies in the Travancore, Cochin and Malabar Dewaswom Board

• Actions were taken for the smooth conduct of Sabarimala mandala Season and to provide necessary facilities to pilgrims .

CO-OPERATION

• Steps has taken to setup an expert committee to prepare a report on the opening Kerala Bank, a pro-posed initiative jointly by Kerala Co-operative Bank and fourteen District Co-operative banks.

• Steps has taken to conduct a debt settlement programme from 10.08.2016 to 30.09.2016 for those co-operative institutions which had availed the financial assistance of government at various time period and had made arrears in remitting the same.

• Ramzanfair had provided essential commodities at subsidized rate. This had helped to control the price rate at the market. Steps have taken to provide the essential commodities at subsidized rate as part of Onam and Bakrid.

• Rupees 410 lakh has sanctioned to increase the government share in Housing Federation.

• Rupees 25 lakh has sanctioned for the administrative purposes of SC/ ST Federation.

TOURISM

• Guruvayoor has been included in the Prasadam Proj-ect by the Central Tourism department which aims in the development of important Holy Tourist Places

• Muziris heritage Project and spice Routre Project will be popularised as products ibn the Internation-al Tourism market. International Culinary Festival will be conducted in which spice route nations will participate.

• Thalassery Alappuzha heritage projects will be mod-ified in the form of Muziris Heritage Project.

• With the financial help of KIFBI a detailed project re-port based on the development of important tourist places and circuits will be prepared. Special Projects will be adopted for the development of Malabar Tourism

• An overall tourism project at Dharmad-am-Muzhuppilangadkannur,wayanad,ka-kkayamPeruvannaammoozhi,kakkaadI-ringal Vadakara,Nila,Nelliyambathi,P eechi-Vazhani-Chimney,klady-Malayattoor-athi-rappally,PeerumeduKuttikkonam-Wagamon Iduk-ki,Ashtamudi,KadinamkulamVarkala-kappil, Ney-yar-Peppara Ponmudi

FISHERIES

• A one day national seminar was conducted on development of rural fish farming. A master plan will be prepared based on the suggestions came out in the seminar.

• New project for adopting orphan students of fisher-men by fisheries department has started.

• At the first stage of making facilities available for cheap and free transportation, bicycles were distrib-uted to the girl children of fishermen in Malappuram and Palakkad districts.

• New 4 Fish marts were opened under fisheries department for making available the fresh fish to the public.

• Old age pension for fishermen is increased up to 1000

HARBOUR ENGINEERING

• 138 crore rupees were spend for the renovation works of Thottapalli fish landing centre in Alappuzha.

• 231 crore rupees spent for the renovation works of Munaykkadavu fish landing centre in Thrissur.

CASHEW INDUSTRY

• The possibilities will be sought for the cultivation of cashew in the waste land, forest land preserved for industrial purpose and in the private lands.

• The possibilities will be consider to increase the internal availability of raw cashews by cultivating cashews in other states also..

• Government will find solutions through discussions with the banks to stop the japthi procedures and will re organize the loans and new loans will be granted.

• It is necessary for the government to import the raw cashews directly to avoid the lootings of the traders. It will be made sure that the raw cashew is available for both public and private sector factories in a reasonable rate. A new consortium and Kerala cashew board will be formed for this purpose.

• 40 cashew factories, closed down from 2015 September, functioning under the Cashew Corporation and CAPEX, reopened. 18,000 workers got jobs.

INDUSTRIES

• The first phase of the review of the operation of 42 public sector institutions has been conducted. Decided the implementation of project for restructuring of the institutions that are in need.

• KSIDC urged to speed up petrochemical complex proposal of Cochin, targeting towards realizing the activities.

• The prime minister and central ministry were introduced to the issues in the central public sector domains like the Hindustan Organic Chemicals, and FACT, in order to resolve the crisis.

• Inefficient public sector management significantly affected the functioning of institutions. In order to change the situation, action implemented to bring about professionalism.

• Those with management skills will be appointed at the higher position.

HANDLOOM

• Decided to distribute free two sets of school uni-form to students in class 1 to 8 in order to protect workers in the traditional handloom weaving industry. 1½ million meters of cloth will be produced in rolls from the weaving centres of Kerala. This way, you can specify the uniform cloth production and jobs in the manufacturing sector for 25,000 employees. Thus the project will be able to give new life in the entire state of Kerala, handloom weaving and spinning & weaving industry, sector.

KHADI

• The government has decided to give up a substantial increase in the minimum wage to nearly 13,000 financially poor workers in the state Khadi industry. In addition, several projects in the industry of Khadi manufacturing sector, like the preprocess and semi-Automation, small machines operating using solar power etc. came into being. Procedures began to set up Khadi village in the state

SPINNING

• Spinning was in the brink of shutting down in the zone. The review meeting after the government took power saw 14% to 24% of the capacity of the various spinning mills.

• The measures adopted for management wise empowerment, mutual cooperation and communication with workers, organization, etc. to achieve high productivity.

• Taken measures to ensure the availability of the raw material/ cotton supply for Kerala State Textile Corporation, by obtaining permission from the central govt.to take part in the auction, to ensure the availability of cotton.

SPORTS

• State Sports Council reformed. The overall growth of the sport and sports for all started with the goal of Health for action to provide a form of targeted sports policy. The draft policy has already been prepared. After a detailed discussion, a comprehensive sports policy will be announced shortly.

• Inculcate an aptitude for sports in young children at a very young age. Introduction to the Play for Health program. Extend the project in the selected schools

• Initial steps have already started to give yoga training in schools.

• Those eligible and excelling in national and international competitions will be offered jobs. The actions for providing jobs for medal winners of 35 th National Games, in the government and public sector institutions is going on.

FOREST

• Rivers inside the forests’, especially those in places like Kulathoopuzha, Chozhiyakkodu, and Milppaalam, has a huge collection of sand.Kalavara, a project to collect and store sand, without disturbing the environment,and making the marketing through the sand depot,for the purpose of housing construction will be implemented in 4 centres.

• As a part of widening Thrissur Zoo and establishing a Zoological Park for the convenience of the public, it has been decided to begin the construction project to reestablish it to Puthoorin Thrissur district.

• Action will be taken to provide an LPG connection for more than 1,000 selected forest dependent, eligible families.

• A project will be implemented for the establishment of a Heritage Museum in Forest department headquarters.

• Mangroves are extremely important ecological reserve which are being destroyed irrepressibly. As a scheme of protecting the mangroves,the government will announce measures to declare another 500 hectares of the same in the districts of Kasaragod, Kannur, Kozhikode, and Thrissur,as reserve forests.

ANIMAL HUSBANDRY

• A project will be implemented to provide financial assistance to farmers, with at least 5 cows, to set up milking equipment.

• Multispeciality veterinary hospital of the latest diagnostic systems to be enabled in Kudappanakunnuin Thiruvananthapuram district.

• Hi-tech Farm with all the modern amenities to be set up inKuryottumala in Kollam district.

ZOO

• In order to shelter Indian Bison in the cages of the zoo, design of the cage will be prepared according to the master plan. This will be submitted to the Central Zoo Authority of India and will perform construction activities on receiving the approval.

• Complete the construction of the Aquatic Avery for populating water fowls.

• Asiatic Lion and Hyena will be made available in the zoo in Thiruvananthapuram from the Nehru Zoological Park, and Mysore Zoo.

• Existing aquariums, will be modernised, and made attractive and awesome with ornamental fishes.

• Will take action to provide 3 battery cars for visitors to the zoo.

DAIRY DEVELOPMENT

• 8000 cattle will be distributed to farmers in order to attain self-sufficiency in milk.

• Need based assistance will be provided to help existing dairy farmers, and financial assistance will be given for the construction of cow-sheds.

LABOUR

• In order to ensure the service and wages condition of the workers in the unorganised sectors, officials from the Departmement of Labour took 16355 examinations,2045 prosecutions and232 claim cases. Follow-up actions are going on

• Welfare Fund Board pensions are increased upto 1000 from 600. Measures have been taken to give these pensions directly to the workers.

• Online registration through ODEPEC made more people friendly. As part of it, online payment system was introduced from July 2016 onwards.

• Fort the dependents of the workers who die at work in plantation sector, Rs 10 lakh was allotted under the scheme Plantation Worker Relief Scheme.

EXCISE

• In order to abolish the abuse of alcohol and narcotics in Adivasi colonies, awareness programmes will be conducted. Excise Commissioner will visit the colonies and the Enforcement wing will lead the programmes.

• The department will take strict measures against the selling of pan parag, pan masala etc in and around educational institutions. The culprits will be brought to book.

• The Excise Academy at Thrissur will be raised to Inter-national Standards.

• Toddy board will be formed for the upliftment of the Toddy Industry.

• An Awareness Mission will be formed for making the people aware of the dangerous side of using Alcohol.

EDUCATION

• Government has taken steps to ensure merit and social justice in engineering education sector.

• Steps have been taken to strengthen the general education sector. Four schools which were to be Shut off , have been taken over by the State Government.

• Measures have been taken to modernize the class-rooms of schools in four Assembly constituencies. This is part of the Government’s plan to make class rooms from 8th to 12th standard high tech in Government aided schools.

• Biodiversity parks will be set up in campuses to in-crease awareness among students and general public about agriculture, environment and biodiversity under “campus a text book” programme.

• Steps have been taken to redeploy the protected teachers.

• Guidelines have been issued for sanctioning new self financing colleges and courses.

• Appointment of teachers on daily wages, to meet the shortage of teachers in the Government schools.

• Free school uniforms to be distributed to all students up to eighth standard in public schools.

• Steps have been taken to provide online examination time table, syllabus, curriculum, regulations from school to university level

HEALTH

• Measures to increase facilities at health centers on the basis of standardization.

• Activities to achieve sustainable development (related to health- goal 3) according to United Nations.

• Public health cadre for strengthening public health administrative facility.

• Proposal has been submitted before the Central Government seeking infrastructure development of government hospitals.

• Rs 6 Cr has been allotted for the modernization of drug stores in the 2016-17 financial year.

• Diphtheria outbreak was effectively controlled on time at Malappuram, Kozhikode, Kannur and Palakkad districts.

• The third phase of the Mission Indra Dhanush Vaccination programme has been carried out successfully. This was to vaccinate children who were not vaccinated wholly or partially.

• Programmes were framed for reducing infant mortality and maternal mortality.

• Measures have been taken to distribute NCD drugs up to sub centers

• E- Cigarettes were banned

SOCIAL JUSTICE

• 84 differently- abled temporary employees (through employment exchange) were fixed permanent.

• All the vacancies were reported to PSC

• A minimum standard has been decided for improving the infrastructure of all Anganawadi training centers across the State.

• Rs.30.14 lakh was distributed in June to 14 women as per the lowest interest loan scheme for women hail-ing from economically backward families.

• Notes were given to all District Panchayath Secretaries for giving medicines and equipments to the in mates of old age home, Psycho social rehabilitation home, home for mentally retarded persons by including them in the District Panchayath schemes.

• Measures have been taken to give compensation to sexually exploited children as per court verdict.

• Rs 1200, Rs 1700 ,Rs 2200 are given to Endo Sulphan victims according to Sneha Swanthwanam scheme.

• A work order was given to make a web portal called We Care Voluntary Corps by Kerala Social Suraksha Mission.

• 140 children, under 18 years,were given free treatment under Cancer Suraksha Scheme.

• 290 children were given free treatment under Thalolam Scheme.

PUBLIC WORKS

• A meeting was convened for 1400 Engineers of the PWD to share and get the experience from the stal-warts of the field. These include Padma Vibhushan Dr E Sreedharan (Metro man), Dr P.K Aravindan(Former IIT), Dr. Prabhakaran (former Chief Engineer ISRO). The meeting was so useful to the engineers that it could make an attitudinal change.

• It has been decided that Ambalappuzha- Thiruvalla Road will be made a model one for the state. This will be achieved by imparting novel knowledge, tech-niques and design in the Engineering field

• A seminar was conducted in co operation with Bharath P e t r o l e u m . A d e t a i l e d discussion and examination were held on issues like c o r r u p t i o n , u n s c i e n t i fi c construction, faulty estimate, fault in supervision etc. these issues will be prevented at any cost.

• Measures have been taken to introduce eco-friendly building construction.

• The architectural wing of the PWD will be re structured through the strengthening of the design wing and by introducing novel designs.

• Measures are progressing fast for the widening of national Highway from Kazhakkuttom to Kasargodu.

• Measures have been taken to complete works related to Sabarimala Season. It is decided that the works will be completed before the advent of the season

• The development and progress of the city roads in Thiruvananthapuram are being implemented through Kerala Road Fund Board. It will be completed within one month. In this manner, roads in Kozhikode are also in the path of progress.

• Initial measures have started for constructing Fly overs at Sreekaryam, Ulloor, Pattom, Thampanoor in Thiruvananthapuram in connection with the pro-posed Light metro Projects coming in Thiruvanantha-puram and Kozhikkode. The Fly over at Panniyankara in Kozhikkode is under construction.

AGRICULTURE

• Karanel krishi was proposed to implement on 2546 hectre land and was started in 2500 hectres by the first week of June 2016. For the implementation of this project Rs 10,000 and free subsidy are given for each hectare.

• Actions were taken to complete the data bank process throughout the State of Kerala and in a time bound manner Paddy Cultivation on

• Steps were taken to start paddy cultivation on lands which is suitable for agriculture but where in a barren state and also on paddy fields including backwaters.

• Action were taken to store the organically cultivated vegetables which were bought at a rate which is 10% more than the actual market price.

• Steps were taken to start a vegetable hub linking winter cultivation zone of Kanthalloor and Vattavada panchayaths in Idukki.

SOIL SURVEY

• The Central Government sponsored soil Health Card Project which aimed at giving away one lakh health cards was implemented with State and out of this 55,000 soil health cards were distributed by Soil Survey and Soil Conservation Department.

• After this Government came into power it has started eight watershed/drainage projects under the 21st plan of RIDF. Under different projects of RIDF social conservation activities were held on 2028 hectres of land and through this 16,500 workdays were created. More than 2,000 people benefited from this

• Steps will be taken to complete the mobile soil testing lab which will be based at Thiruvananthapuram

FOOD & CIVIL SUPPLIES

• Budget allocation for civil supplies corporation has been raised to Rs 150 Cr for price control and for market intervention.

• Essential commodities were procured for Onam festival market directly from farmers and suppliers with the help of Andhra Pradesh government. This was to avoid middle men.

• Steps taken to clear the debt of Rs 170 Cr which the previous Government was to pay to the paddy farmers. The entire money has been disbursed.

• Measures have been taken to implement food security act and grant ration cards within six months.

• Two Maveli stores have been opened in two of the 38 panchayats where these stores do not exit. In other panchayats new stores will be opened in a time bound manner

LEGAL METROLOGY

• Legal metrology department had conducted raids, surprise raids, special drive extensively for consumer protection and to ensure the rights of consumers are protected.

• Surprise checks will be intensified in shops and business establishments across the State to ensure protection of consumers and make Kerala consumer friendly State.

• Help desk will be established for receiving complaints about the weight of products procured from Government fairs and big stores.

• For the first time in India a laboratory is being set up for clinical thermometer calibration. The lab will start functioning during current financial year.

FINANCE

• Creative measures have been taken to revive the State’s financial condition which was in a state of chaos.

• Attempts have been fruitful to make the financial situation to a much better level by increasing the tax income to a large extent and by being economical.

• Strong attempts to eradicate corruption and anarchy in Tax Administration.

• Formed a Special Package of Rs 2000 Cr from KIIFB. This is to strengthen the infrastructure facilities and for developing basic infrastructure facilities of Government schools and Public Health System.

• An Anti- Recession package was formed on seeing the Global Recession. This was framed on par with the financial condition of the State.

• The Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Law was amended. Now, KIIFB will extend its help for Infra-structure Development.

• The poor who took loans from governmental institutions have much to get relieved. The Loan Relief Scheme of the Chief Minister came into existence.

• The Lottery turnover has soared up to Rs 8500 Cr.

• Welfare sectors and the poor get sufficient financial help. The LDF Government is keeping its promise.

• 37 lakh Social Welfare pensioners and Welfare Fund Board pensioners are getting pension including arrears. The pensions, increased up to Rs 1000, are given in one month advance.

COIR

• New dreams and new hopes in the Coir Sector. The totals allocation for Coir Sector was increased from Rs 116 Cr. To 242 Cr.

• Arrears are getting distributed to Coir Societies.

• Measures have been taken for the total revival of the Coir Sector.