Friday, February 22, 2013

Permission in principle for Aranmula airport, says President


NEW DELHI: President Pranab Mukherjee said the centre has granted permission in principle for the Aranmula airport. Approval for the Kannur airport has been given earlier, Pranab said during President’s address marking the beginning of the budget session of the Parliament.

Other decisions are strict steps for tackling corruption, Lokpal Bill will be passed, strict punishments for sexual offence, focus on safety of women, welfare schemes for those above 80 years, village courts to be established, steps have been taken to control price rise, mid-day meal scheme to be introduced in pre-primary schools, scholarship for handicapped students, scheme for higher education in states, special scheme to mould athletes etc.

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