Month: July 2016

Letter to Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers

Sri. Ananth Kumarji,

Through this letter, I wish to bring to your kind notice certain important developmental matters of Kerala pertaining to the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers with a request for your personal intervention to resolve these for a favourable and timely action. (more…)

കാലാവസ്ഥാ വ്യതിയാനം- ഓറിയന്‍റേഷന്‍ പ്രോഗാം

കാലാവസ്ഥാ വ്യതിയാനം, അതിന്‍റെ ദുരന്തങ്ങള്‍ എന്നെല്ലാം കേള്‍ക്കുമ്പോള്‍ നമ്മളില്‍ ചിലര്‍ക്കെങ്കിലും ഒരു ചിന്തയുണ്ടാവും; അത്തരം ദുരന്തം നമ്മളെ ബാധിക്കില്ല എന്നും. നമ്മളല്ലല്ലോ അതിന് കാരണക്കാര്‍ എന്നുമൊക്കെ. പക്ഷെ ഒരു കാര്യം നമ്മള്‍ മനസ്സിലാക്കാതെ തരമില്ല. പ്രകൃതിയെ നാശപ്പെടുത്തികൊണ്ട് ദുരന്തം വേഗത്തിലാക്കുന്ന പ്രവര്‍ത്തനത്തിലാണ് നമ്മള്‍ ഓരോരുത്തരും നിരന്തരം ഏര്‍പ്പെടുന്നത്. (more…)

Letter to Union Minister of External Affairs

Dear Sushma Swarajji,

I would like to bring to your notice the pitiable plight of a Keralite who has been languishing in Suadi Jail for more than five months. Mr. Sreekumar, who worked with Almanama hospital, Alcobar, Saudi Arabia as a Staff Nurse was arrested in March 2016 following a complaint registered by a Saudi citizen. (more…)

Letter to the Prime Minister

Dear Sri. Narendra Modiji,

Cashew processing is a major traditional industry of Kerala, fetching a foreign exchange earning to the country to the tune of 5500 Crores in 2014-15 and providing employment to three lakh people, mostly women. Off late, cashew cultivation and processing spread to other areas of India as well like Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Goa etc. The sector is facing a number of challenges affecting the viability of the industry both in public and private sectors. Unless the challenges are addressed, it may endanger the survival of the industry itself. (more…)

Letter to Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers

Dear Sri. Ananth Kumarji,

Hindustan Organic Chemicals Ltd (HOCL) has a unit in Kerala, which produces Phenol, Acetone and Hydrogen Peroxide. Consequent to the decision to exempt import duty for Phenol and Acetone in 2012 the Kochi unit became a loss making one. It may be noted that, the Kochi unit started functioning since 1987 and has been consistently making profits till the above import duty exemption. (more…)

Letter to Union Minister of Civil Aviation

Dear Sri. Ashok Gajapathi Rajuji,

Kannur International Airport Project is a highly capital intensive project with an investment of Rs 1892 crores being built by Kannur International Airport Limited (KIAL). This is a Greenfield Airport in a place where there was no Airport previously. Being a new airport it is imperative that the Airport needs to attract airlines and passengers. (more…)

Letter to the Prime Minister

Dear Sri. Narendra Modiji,

With reference to the announcement made by the Honorable Union Minister for Chemicals & Fertilizers to set up Pharma Park in Kerala, we are grateful to be considered as one of the 6 Pharma Parks to be established in the country. Kerala is a major consumer of pharma products, with 17% by value of the national consumption whereas the production in the state is less than 0.5% which is quite insignificant compared to the demand. (more…)

Letter to Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers

Dear Sri. Ananth Kumarji,

This is in continuation to the letter written by our Hon’ble Minister for Industries, Commerce and Sports on the captioned subject matter. The state has submitted a proposal, vide Principal Secretary’s (Industries) letter to the Director, Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers, Government of India, for setting up a Plastic Park in 40 acres of land already in the possession of Kerala Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (KINFRA), the state implementing agency for the development of industrial infrastructure. (more…)

Letter to Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers

Dear Sri. Ananth Kumarji,

Fertilizers and Chemicals Travancore Ltd (FACT), Udyogamandal, a pioneer fertilizer and chemical industry in Kerala,was operating profitably till 1999, but slipped into loss on account of usage of costly Naphtha as feedstock and also for want of adequate technology upgradation and diversification. (more…)