The BHEL Electrical Machines Limited is a joint venture between BHEL and Government of Kerala established in the year of 2011, with majority stake vested with BHEL, and has been notified as a C category CPSE by Government of India. The firm was established with the sole motive of overall improvement of the region of Kasaragod and for addressing unemployment issues prevailing in the Kasaragod district. Kasaragod is the most industrially backward district of Kerala. At the time of inception and thereafter also, a lot of participatory help from BHEL was expected in all forms. In the absence of supportive interest from BHEL since inception, the company is now facing a lot of problems/challenges in all fronts which cannot be resolved without active, participative and coherent support from all stake holders. (more…)
I appreciate the efforts of the Government of India to create additional irrigation potential by launching the scheme for 99 priority – Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme projects under PMKSY. I would like to inform you that my Government has already given concurrence for the inclusion of Muvattupuzha Valley Irrigation Project (MVIP) and Karapuzha Irrigation Project (KRP) in Kerala among the 99 priority AIBP projects. We have also communicated our project costs to the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation (MoWR, RD & GR), Government of India. (more…)
I would like to bring to your attention an unresolved issue regarding an Indian National kidnapped by terrorists in Yemen.
Rev. Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil was abducted by terrorists from Eden in March 4th, 2016 while he was working for Missionaries of Charities of Mother Theresa in Yemen. For more than a year he continues to be in the custody of terrorists. State Government had repeatedly taken up his issue and requested the intervention of Ministry to secure his release. (more…)
On 28th February 2017 two mechanized boats went for deep sea fishing and 32 Indian fishermen were arrested by the Navy of England since they crossed the British Territory on 2nd March. The fishing vessels are Al Ameen and Mermaid. Of 32 fishermen 15 are from Tamil Nadu and 17 are from Kerala. It is learnt that the fishermen are kept under the custody of the British Navy in Diego Garcia Island.
It is requested that your good office may kindly intervene in the matter and assistance of Central Government to release the fishermen may please be provided. (more…)
This is to bring to your kind notice that Kerala has been home to several pan-India Central PSUs, where the unit in Kerala works profitably, but is dragged down by the performance of units elsewhere in India. Instrumentation Ltd in Palakkad, Kerala was badly affected by the working of Instrumentation’s Kota unit, Hindustan Organics Chemicals Ltd, Kochi unit was pulled down by the unit in Rasayani, and HMT’s Kalamassery unit was pulled down by HMT Corporate’s performance.
Now, Hindustan Newsprints Ltd (HNL), a subsidiary of Hindustan Paper Corporation Ltd, has been badly affected by the lack of performance of the holding company, and is now being threatened with disinvestment. (more…)
I would like to bring to your kind attention the urgency to finalise the draft notification of the Ministry dated 04/09/2015 before 04/03/2017 so as to bring to closure the concerns and apprehension of the people in the ESA villages listed in the draft notification of the Ministry dated 10/03/2014.
The primary objective of demarcating the ESA and non-ESA areas of the Western Ghats is to ensure protection and conservation of the natural landscape and to facilitate the sustainable development of the cultural landscape of non-ESA regions. Based on the report and the recommendations of the State, the Ministry accepted an area of 9993.7 sq. km forming part of ESA in Kerala as against 13108 sq. Km in 123 villages given in Dr Kasturirangan report (HLWG), while issuing the draft notification dated 10/03/2014. (more…)
I would like to congratulate you on assuming the post of Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. More than being neighbouring States, Kerala and Tamil Nadu share a common tradition and have many common concerns. I do hope that we can work together in a spirit of give and take, in a symbiotic relationship ensuring the well being of our peoples. (more…)
I am writing this letter seeking your intervention regarding improvising and continuing the Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Suraksha Yojana launched by Oversees Indian Affairs Division of Ministry of External Affairs under you. As you are aware, the beneficiaries of this scheme are Indian workers who require Emigration Clearance for taking up employment abroad. Most of them come under the unskilled worker category. Even though the qualitative profile of migrating Indians have recently undergone a major change and more skilled and professional jobs are being taken up by Indians, it is true that there are large numbers of Indians who are potential beneficiaries of the scheme working abroad, particularly in Middle East. During my recent visit to UAE, I had the opportunity to personally understand their plight. Moreover in the current economic situation, mutual funds investments have suddenly become more lucrative. (more…)
As you are aware, Kasaragod, the northern most district of Kerala has been severely affected by aerial spraying of Endosulfan, now a notified persistent organic pollutant and highly hazardous pesticide. Endosulfan was sprayed aerially in this region for over 2 decades (1978 to 2001) by the Plantation Corporation of Kerala in full cognizance of CPCRI (Central Plantation Crops Research Institute) and other central and state government agencies and authorities. Ever since Endosulfan was found to be a serious threat, the issue of establishing an effective rehabilitation system for victims was demanded from different corners. Of late, many committees and scientific institutions like National Institute of Occupational Health under ICMR and Government Medical College, Calicut have studied this matter and have attributed aerial spraying of Endosulfan to the increased incidence of congenital disorders, Mental Retardation and Multiple disabilities in the (more…)
For your kind consideration, I am forwarding herewith a genuine and long pending grievance of 1058 retired employees of Kerala HMT Machine Tools, Kalamassery, regarding their pension.
Despite being instructed by the PMO to take appropriate action on their representation, the Chairman/Managing Director of HMT Ltd has not obliged. It is painful that despite their exemplary service, these former employees are now struggle to make ends meet and are forced to take up casual jobs. (more…)