Financial aid of 937.45 crore rupees within 1000 days –
An amount of 937.45 crore rupees has been distributed from Chief Minister’s relief fund within 1000 days. The aid from the relief fund was granted for 2.57 lakh people. This amount is excluding the aid granted for Okhi and floods. The government has dispersed more funds within 1000 days than what the previous government has done in 5 years.
Necessary changes were made to the clauses of relief funds within 1000 days so as to help people in distress better. The income limit required to avail relief fund was increased from 1 lakh rupees to 2 lakh rupees. The limit for the financial aid which can be granted directly by Chief Minister was raised to 3 lakh rupees. Financial aid up to 3 lakh will be allowed for acute cancer treatments and organ transplantation.
An online system is available to submit applications for relief funds. People in necessity can apply online at https://cmdrf.kerala.gov.in/. Applicant can also track the progress of the application submitted. Procedures are now prompter as a system, aided by competent technology, is in place to check the applications and amount will be credited to the account within days once the order is released. Earlier, it used to take months to receive the aid after the release of official order. But now, amount will be transferred to the accounts of the people promptly without any mediating agency.
Apna Ghar, a unique model of hospitality
‘Apna Ghar’, Kanjikode, is a distinctive model of hospitality. Apna Ghar housing complex is a pragmatic intervention by Government to realise the concept of Indian culture as unity in diversity. First of its kind in the country, Apna Ghar, Kanjikode, was constructed by Bhavanam foundation, a public sector enterprise under the department of labour and skills, for migrant labourers. It is the brotherly mindset of Kerala society in accepting ‘guest labourers’ who differ in their language, food and dressing style that brings more of them here. There are over 25 lakh migrant labourers aged between 28 and 40 in the state. Kerala is the only state that ensures better wages and workplace for the labourers.
Aawaas Samagra Insurance plan for the betterment of conditions of labourers, facilitation centres at district levels for clarification of qualms, housing facilities, programmes of teaching Malayalam language to create transparent working places are also being organized in the state. Construction sector has the most number of guest laborers. Their service is valuable in hotel industry, production sector and agricultural sector as well. It is the government’s duty to organize premium facilities for the migrant laborers whose service has influence on the economic system of the state.
The housing complex was constructed at Kanjikkode Kinfra Park at an expenditure of 8.5 crores. Apna Ghar, with 4 floors can accommodate 620 people. It will run as a hostel system with modest rental rate. 32 kitchens, 8 dining halls, 96 washrooms, spacious restrooms and playgrounds are also a part of the complex. Apna Ghar also has facilities for the residents to cook their own food. Work is in progress to establish Apna Ghar at Ramanattukara, Balussery at Kozhikode and Kalamassery at Ernakulam.
1000 days : An increase of 22000 hectares of paddy cultivation
The area cultivating paddy was increased from 1.98 lakh hectares to 2.20 lakh hectares. This advancement was made possible by the agricultural programmes for barren fields. It is also remarkable that cultivation was made possible in land reserved for real estate operations. 800 hectares in Aranmula, 525 acres in Rani-Chithira backwaters, 404 acres in Methran backwaters, 600 acres in Kollam Vattakkayal, 500 acres in Shethattarapuncha, Choornikkara Chavarupadam and Aavalapandi witnessed the ripening of paddy spikes after an interval. Across the state, 475 mini rice mills and 16 processing units were established for marketing the products of small scale farmers by processing them into rice at the cultivation field itself.
1000 days : Area of 50 lakh sq. feet more in IT
State IT sector marked the finest growth rate in 25 years. In the 1000 days of this government, the progress of the IT development sector has been huge. IT sector, spread over area of 1.6 crore square feet at the time when government came into power, was broadened into an area of 2.1 crore square feet within 1000 days. Government was able to expand the IT sector over an additional half a crore square feet of area. More IT buildings arose in IT parks like Techno Park and Info Park. The first phase of Cyber Park was also equipped for a complete operation during these 1000 days. The objective is to develop the IT space into 2.6 crore square feet in the coming 2 years and it is hoped to be achieved by the completion of existing IT programmes.
More companies came to the state as IT parks became more interesting owing to the IT policy. The number of new companies arrived in IT parks exceeds 165 in number. The entrance of multinational companies also created a ripple in the IT sector. Nearly 50000 job opportunities, directly or indirectly, were created within the 1000 days.
1000 days: Recovery of 17182 streams
Rejuvenation of streams that had stalled or become contaminated- Haritha Kerala Mission was making history. This intervention involving people’s participation became a major step in recovering the ecology of Kerala. The interventions of Haritha Kerala Mission regarding the conservation and nurturing of water bodies, rejuvenation of lost water bodies and related activities, recharging of wells and rain water harvesting have started showing results.
Water sources like Killiyar, Kolarayaar, Vadakkeppuzha, Chalamkodu canal, Muttam Parappa canal, Kambrayar, Perumthodu, Poonoor River were decontaminated and water flow enabled. Recombination of Meenachilar- Meenanthalayar- Kodurar was made possible and cultivation in 800 hectares of land was resumed here. Cultivation of paddy was resumed in areas of Kollam district where Kottarakara- Pandandivayal canal was revived. Varattar River revival was facilitated. Masterplan has been prepared for the second phase actions of Adipamba- Varattar restoration project. Second-phase actions began to ensure the stability of revived rivers. Kaanaambuzha- Varattar master plan was prepared and follow-up actions were commenced. Permission was granted for a special scheme in Perumthodu. 8066058 cubic metres of water could be stored through construction of new ponds and restoration of existing ponds.
Revived rivers/canals – 17182 km
Recharged wells – 48936
Reformed ponds – 9889
Local self-government institutions which prepared masterplan for water bodies- 843
1000 days : 1,03,361 title-deeds
Till date, 1, 03,361 title-deeds were distributed in different categories. 63,617 title- deeds/ commodity certificates were released. An order was issued including particular guidelines to make the process of title – deed distribution transparent and devoid of any delay. In addition to the existing 31 land tribunals, 29 special tribunals were formed in different districts including 15 land tribunals and 14 Devaswam tribunals. An order was issued appointing village officers as well to undertake the duties of revenue inspectors including the land inspection related to the settlement of cases in land tribunal. The long- term demand for unconditional title deeds was approved. Amendments were made to the land assignment rules of 1964 and the income limit required for receiving title- deed for the land in possession was taken off. Time limit for exchange of land not in possession was reduced from 25 years to 12 years. Ruled were amended to facilitate taking loans by mortgaging assigned land, that is possession or in non-possession, in all types of banks.
Rules were amended to give ownership of trees that farmers have planted to them, except that of sandalwood, in the land assigned according to 1964 rules. Special order was issued for the release of title deeds in the Moonnu Changala, Pathu Changala areas of Idukki. Through this, demands of over half a century saw a qualitative closure. Land issues faced by tribals of Perinjaamkutti area for a long time was resolved. An order assigning title deeds for the 158 families who were evicted, was issued. 179 families living in of Cheranalloor, Ernakulam district were allotted title deeds over the time.
8.21 Lakh litres of Milk Production in Thousand Days
. Reached a record production of 18.21 lakh litre per day within thousand days. Kerala has witnessed a record growth of milk production during the period from 2016-17to 2017-18. The earlier daily production rate of 16.27 lakh litres during the period of 2016-17 acquired an exponential growth to an all-time record of 18.21 lakh litre per day during the period of 2017-18. The collection rate through Milk cooperatives societies during the month of October 2018-19 has crossed 18.60 lakh litres per day. A considerable decline is registered in the amount of milk imported from neighbouring states by Milma regional units during the period. The average import rate of 4 lakh litre per day during the year of 2015-16 has decreased to 2 lakh litres per day during November 2018, marking a clear indication of the rise in milk production by state. Increase in the daily milk yielding capacity of cows. Marking the success of the updated State Breeding policies of Government, the daily milk yielding capacity of cow hybrids in Kerala registered an increase from 8.62 litres per day on average in 2014-15 to 10.22 litres per day in 2017. Various programmes by the Dairy Development Department played important roles in strengthening dairy production. The programmes implemented during the years of 2016-17 to 2017-18 like Samagra Ksheera Vikasana Paddhati ( comprehensive Dairy Development Scheme), Diary Zone Formation scheme and Ksheera Gramam paddhati (Dairy Village Programme) helped in boosting and sustaining the growth of dairy production and the related economy in the state. Ongoing programmes of 2018-19, like the Kidari Park programme , Kannukutti dathedukkal programme (Calf adoption programme) will ensure further growth in dairy production and consistency of quality breeds in the state.
3,41,293 children enroll in public schools in Kerala as the Left Front Government completes 1000 days in office !
After a period of 25 years, the number of children enrolled in government schools in Kerala has registered an impressive rise. New students who joined government schools were 1,56,565 & 1,84,728 in 2017 & 2018 respectively. The current increase in enrollment is the result of uncompromising campaigns by the state government to protect public education. The Malaparambu School which was ordered to be closed down by the UDF government and four other schools which were on the verge of closure to protect the commercial interests of their managements have been taken over by the LDF government as part of its efforts to protect public education. A massive programme with an allocation of Rs. 2000 crores, to upgrade government schools to international standards, is also underway.