New Record of pro-people policies!
Poll promises being implemented!
New initiatives in all spheres.
1. All social security pensions increased to Rs. 1000 per month. Started distributing pensions directly at the homes of the beneficiaries on 24 August. Arrears also cleared.
2. Raised the limits for disbursing financial aid under Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund. New limits: Collector Rs. 10,000. Revenue Minister Rs. 25,000. Chief Minister Rs. 3,00,000.
3. Built and handed over key of house build for Jisha’s family within the promised time frame. LDF has promised to build a house for Jisha’s mother within 45 days of assuming power. Pension of Rs. 5000 per month for the mother. Job for her sister.
4. Will implement Right To Food Act in Kerala on a state level priority ranking to ensure that all those who deserve are benefited.
5. On 17 August, re-opened factories under the Kerala State Cashew Development Corporation that were shut down by the previous UDF government citing unavailability of cashew. Around 30 factories under KSCDC in Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alappuzha, Thrissur and Kannur. 12,000 workers under KSCDC to benefit.
6. Rs. 1 Lakh compensation for fishing groups who have lost their nets and boats during the monsoon.
7. Government will bear the airfare of those returning to Kerala from Saudi Arabia on losing their jobs.
8. One Time Debt Relief program instituted. More than 10,000 families will benefit. 40Cr additional expenditure for Govt. Finance Ministry will function as nodal agency for the One Time Debt Relief program. Benefactors need to submit only an application.
9. Loans of up to Rs 5Lakh will be waived off provided at least the double has been repaid as interest and principle. Recovery procedures will be put on hold for those who have repaid at least 150% of the principle amount. Decision in 2 months on applications for debt relief. Simultaneous return of mortgage and issuance of non liability certificate.
10. 4 lakh employment opportunities to be generated through lake and high range tourism in Malabar.
11. Loan Moratorium of 3 months for farmers in Wayanad. Recovery proceedings put on hold as well.
12. Steps have been taken to end the ban imposed by the previous UDF government on government appointments. All departments have been asked to report existing vacancies.
13. Established Kerala Police’s Pink Patrol, dedicated to curbing crimes against women. It is now functional in Thiruvananthapuram city. Calls to Pink Patrol will be tracked through GIS/GPS to ascertain the exact location and provide quick assistance. Contact 1515. Pink Patrol cars fully fitted with modern technological equipment to face any emergency, will have only women police officers. Pink Patrolling at schools, colleges, offices, women’s hostels and places of worship. Pink Patrol will ensure the safe travel of women and children. Special attention on drug peddlers and stalkers.
14. Reviewed and prepared a clear road map for Kuttanad Package.
15. Inaugurated Kochi Water Metro’s construction work, the first metro water transportation project in India. Kochi to become a global port city once this project materialises.
16. Amended Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Act. Rs. 50,000 Cr can be raised outside the budget to ensure basic infrastructure for Kerala’s overall development.
17. Presented a budget with focus on sustainable development, agriculture, health, welfare and strengthening the public sector. Government’s two pronged strategy: long term projects to achieve comprehensive development and short term relief measures for disadvantaged sections.
18. Allocated Rs. 100 Cr for promotion of Startups. Student entrepreneurship policy by Kerala Technical University. Kerala Startup Mission active in all 14 districts, reaching out to 147 colleges, developing a generation equipped to handle new technology.
19. Janamaithri Excise Squads instituted to ensure alcohol free tribal colonies in Wayanad.
20. Inaugurated Lifestyle Disease Control Project. Initially 200 Panchayats & 350 schools will be a part.
21. Kerala’s 4th Administrative Reforms Commission constituted under the chairmanship of former Chief Minister Com. V. S. Achuthanandan, with 2 former Chief Secretaries as members to enable it.
22. New and alternate energy sources to be explored to solve the power crisis in Malabar.
23. Joint Coastal Management Plan to be promulgated immediately to solve problems faced by coastal inhabitants due to Coastal Regulation Zone notification. Problems faced by the fishing industry will also be reflected in the plan.
24. Essential commodities and vegetables will be made available at subsidised rates through 1464 Onam markets and 1350 vegetable markets.
25. MGNREGS to be revived ensuring work days amounting to Rs. 1000 Crore.
26. Rs. 482 Cr will be spent on IT parks and capacity to be increased by 1 Cr sq. ft.
27. Sabarimala Master Plan to be implemented immediately. Conducted a review meeting with concerned ministers, elected representatives and officials. Registration of pilgrims at bus and railway stations. Yatra Bhavans with foodstalls, toilets, rest areas and fuel pumps for the comfortable journey of devotees. Lights, rest areas with seating, toilets, light refreshment and drinking water kiosks to be placed on the forest route. Multi level parking at Nilackal. Scientific crowd management.
28. 100% electrification to be achieved by March 2017. 2006–11 LDF Government’s initiative enabled Kerala’s 94.4% electrification. According to 2011 Census electrification in Haryana 90.5%, Gujarat 90.4%, Maharashtra 83.9%, Madhya Pradesh 70% and Rajasthan 67%. 2.5 lakh houses in Kerala need electricity. Special attention will be given to benefactors who cannot pay according to current norms. Draft list of houses without electricity will be finalized by 9 September. Missed call facility has been instituted by KSEB to simplify related processes. Solar power and micro grids will be set up in remote and forest areas which may face difficulty in pulling cables for electrification.
29. Government will improve basic sports infrastructure. Multi-purpose indoor stadiums to be built in all 14 districts and sports schools to be renovated.
30. Discontinued retrograde practices such as getting women and children to carry ‘thalappoli’ (metal plates with flowers, lamps etc.) during the felicitations for ministers and other government programs.
31. Instituted a cabinet sub-committee headed by A.K. Balan to review the controversial decisions taken by the previous UDF government (from January 2016), to ascertain illegalities.
32. Land to be made available for Central Institute of Plastics Engineering & Technology and Plastic Industrial Park, at Kannur.
33. FACT’s shut down Urea Plant to be re-opened. Production to be upgraded to 12 lakh ton per annum based on LNG.
34. Petrochemical Park and Pharma Park at FACT’s unutilized land through a special purpose vehicle with Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation.
35. 100 acres of land to be made available for National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research at Thiruvananthapuram.
36. Infant mortality rate to be lowered to 6/1000 from the present 12/1000. Inaugurated a project with IMA and UNICEF for this purpose.
37. Initially, announced a 3 month moratorium over recovery procedures against Endosulfan victims who took bank loans for hospital expenses. Later, declared a 3 month moratorium on ALL loans taken by Endosulfan survivors.
38. Proposal for airstrips at Bekal, Wayanad, Idukki and Sabarimala to boost tourism.
39. Setting up Data Collection Facilitation Centres to integrate check posts in the state. Integration of 84 check posts operated by sales tax, excise, transport, forest, animal welfare and food security departments through DCFC.
40. Supplyco granted 81.42 Cr of 150 Cr set apart in budget for market intervention during Onam.
41. Onam kits for all tribal families. Onam gift of 5 kg rice for school students.
42. On account of Onam, APL ration card holders will be given 2 kg rice in addition to their allocation of 8 kg.
43. Efforts are on to make Kerala’s villages Open Defecation Free (ODF) before the 60th anniversary of Kerala Day on 1 November. Committed to make Kerala 100% ODF by 31 March 2017. Kerala is already way ahead of National (54%), Rajasthan (59.5%) and Gujarat (77.7%) figures regarding number of houses with toilets @ 96.3%.
44. Govt. policy to protect ponds, rivers & streams. A people’s program is being prepared to remove and treat waste from water bodies to ensure that ground water is uncontaminated. Rain water harvesting to be mandated by law in all houses. Local bodies are instructed to ensure that RWH structures are built in newly permitted houses.