Category: Letters

Letter to the Prime Minister (Shifting of Indian Coast Guard Academy-Azheekal-Kannur)

Dear Shri. Narendra Modiji,

I would like to bring to your kind attention to the news item about shifting of the Indian Coast Guard Academy from Azheekal in Kannur district in Kerala to Baikampady near Manglore in Karnataka and seek your kind intervention to drop any such proposal and proceed to complete the construction of the Academy at Azheekal.

As you are aware the Union Council of Ministers approved establishment of Indian Coast Guard Academy in 2009 and search for suitable site having ample space on coastal water front was initiated. Government of Kerala agreed to transfer land with Kerala Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation in the coastal town of Azheekal for the establishment of the Academy. The land transfers was completed within two years, in February, 2011 and the foundation stone was laid for the academy on 28 May 2011 by the then Defence Minister (more…)

Letter to the Minister of External Affairs (Paster Yovan Selvamony-Cairo)

Dear Smt. Sushma Swaraj Ji,

I would like to express my gratitude for all the consular support being made by the Indian Mission in Cairo in expediting the trial of Pastor Yovan Selvamony who was part of tourist group, from Kerala, on a package tour for Holy Land (Israel, Jordan Egypt).

Pastor Yovan Selvamony was detained at Taba on Egypt- Israel border, for possessing 900 tablets of TREMADOL (pain reliever) that he was carrying for his cousin sister in USA. He was planning to travel to USA by separating himself from the group on the return journey from Cairo. He was not aware that the drug is banned in Egypt. (more…)

Letter to the Prime Minister (Ockhi – rehabilitation package)

Dear Shri. Narendra Modiji,

I write to express my deep and sincere gratitude to you for visiting the Ockhi affected coastal areas in Trivandrum on 19.12.2017, despite your busy schedules just before the parliament session.

We are grateful also for your support for the efforts of the State of Kerala in trying to save the lives lost at sea. I am also thankful to your promise to look into the ‘Reconstruction and Rehabilitation package proposed for Coastal Kerala’ submitted to you. The support has brought the much needed hope in this time of adversity. (more…)

Letter to the Minister of State for Water Resources (Thanneermukkom Barrage Project)

Dear Shri. Arjun Ram Meghwal,

Kindly refer to your letter dated 16th October, 2017, informing that the Ministry is yet to receive the proposal from the State Government on the modernization of Thanneermukkom Barrage Project.

The State Government has submitted the proposal for inclusion of the project under the Flood Management Programme (FMP) funding to the Ministry, along with the IMC clearance as per norm, as early as 20th March 2017. Though the IMC clearance was given, the Ministry could not include the same under FMP funding due to reduction of FMP budget for the whole country. (more…)

Letter to the Prime Minsiter (Ockhi cyclone package)

Dear Shri. Narendra Modiji,

The ‘OCKHI’ Cyclone that hit the Kerala coast on November 30th 2017, w
reaked unprecedented havoc, impacting the lives and livelihoods of a large number of fishermen families. The Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard, well co-ordinated by the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Home Affairs under your esteemed leadership did yeoman service in the search and rescue operations. I convey my sincere and whole hearted gratitude to the Government of India for the timely help. (more…)

Letter to the Minister of Railways (JV Company- Kerala Rail Development Corporation)

Dear Shri. Piyush Goyal Ji,

Kindly refer to your D.O. letter No 2017/W-1/Gent/SPV/Kerala dated November 20, 2017. I would like to express my gratitude for your keen interest in the development of Railway Infrastructure in Kerala.

The JV Company, Kerala Rail Development Corporation has already started functioning. Director (Project & Planning) and Managing Director are in position. The post of Director (Finance) has been re-advertised. (more…)

Letter to the Prime Minsiter (Varghese Kurian- Bharata Ratna Award nomination)

Dear Shri. Narendra Modiji,

The Indian Dairy Association, Kerala Chapter has recommended the name of Dr.Verghese Kurien (Father of White Revolution) for the highest civilian Award in India, “Bharat Ratna”. The Director, Dairy Development, Thiruvananthapuram & Managing Director, Kerala Milk Marketing Federation, Thiruvananthapuram has also recommended and forwarded their detailed report regarding this. Dr.Varghese Kurien was the architect behind “Operation Flood” a world renowned Dairy Development Programme that has brought revolutionary changes in the Dairy Sector of the Country. This has catapulted India in the position of a global leader in Dairy Sector and brought comprehensive changes in the lives of millions of Dairy farmers. His relentless efforts has made a grant impact on lives of millions of co-operative dairy farmers, socially, politically and economically. (more…)

Letter to the Railway Minister (Shifting Kerala trains from Bengalaru to Banaswadi station)

Dear Shri. Piyush Goyal Ji,

I write this to draw your kind attention to the hardships that would be encountered by the passengers on account of the proposed shifting of originating station of four Kerala-bound trains from Bangalore City/ Yeshwantpur to Banaswadi.

More than five lakh Malayalees live in Bangalore, most of them employees of IT sector, Hospitals, students and traders, who basically depend on trains, since bus fares are comparatively on the higher side and bus travel inconvenient to relatively the aged and the sick. (more…)

Letter to the Prime Minister (Sabarimala)

Dear Shri. Narendra Modiji,

Greetings from Kerala!

Sabarimala, the famous temple of Lord Ayyappa on the hills of Western Ghats in the Pathanamthitta District of Kerala is a very unique pilgrim centre. Perhaps, this is probably the one of the largest annual pilgrimages, where more than four crore pilgrims come to worship in a short period of two months- mid- November to mid-January every year. It is also very special in that it is open to people of all castes, creed and religion. (more…)

Letter to the Minister of Human Resource Development (SSA)

Dear Shri.Prakash Javadekar Ji,

I would like to draw your kind attention to the difficulties arising out of the latest decision of the Ministry to drastically cut the allocation of Central Assistance to Sarva Siksha Abhiyan (SSA) after the outlay was sanctioned in the Project Approval Board.

The Project Approval Board (PAB) had sanctioned an outlay of Rs 564.73 crore towards the approved Annual Work Plan for the year 2017-18, out of which the Central Share was worked out to be Rs. 338.84 crores. (more…)