Chief Ministers Press Meet on Agriculture at Guest House on 21st June 2017
Dear Shri. Arun Jaitleyji,
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…)
The State government has formulated Haritha Keralam Mission with the slogan – Pachayiloode Vrithiyilekku (towards cleanliness through green”) aimed at creating a new Kerala. It is an effort to deal with some of the contemporary challenges the State is facing. The problem of solid and biodegradable waste has become grave to the extent of posing a major threat to the State. The rivers, streams and ponds which used to be abundant in water seems to be crying for water to quench their thirst. Contamination of water sources poses a big threat of the spread of infectious diseases.
Unplanned and haphazard construction activities, exploitation of nature have adversely affected living conditions. Along with toxic vegetables around, the picture of the challenges faced by environment in the State becomes clear. We will not be able to move forward on the path of development without addressing these challenges. (more…)