Land and house to all: Chief Minister Oommen Chandy
According to the Chief Minister, Kerala has started the ‘zero landless’ project to transform Kerala into a State with people having their own land. Collecting details of landless in the State is progressing at the village level. The government intends to find out available government and semi-government land and handing over the same to the landless. If that is not sufficient, then land will be purchased to meet the requirement.
The Chief Minister said that the Chengara rehabilitation project would soon be completed and the problems of those shifted to other districts in the State would be addressed without delay. It is not financial constraints but availability of land that is affecting the rehabilitation project, he said. There will also be concerted efforts to ensure land to the scheduled tribe, the Chief Minister added.
The rehabilitation project at Chengara, which started in January 5, 2012 got completed in a record time.
Rs 50,000 for each family
In his inaugural speech as part of the housing project at Chengara, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy announced an additional financial assistance of Rs 50,000/- to each family who are part of the Chengara rehabilitation project. The amount will be disbursed through the Scheduled Cast Welfare Department.
The rehabilitation project at Chengara also includes drinking water, power, besides livelihood in the form of farm projects. 18 families were given cows for livelihood purpose. Brick production and carpentry units have also been set up as part of the rehabilitation project.