Thursday, February 4, 2016

Kerala’s golden era shedding, says Governor

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Governor Justice P Sathasivam in his customary policy address marking the beginning of the assembly’s budget session, said the past five-year rule of the UDF government was the state’s golden period.

Main highlights

Half of the construction of Kannur Airport is complete
Construction of Kochi Metro, light metros in various phases
Revenue from IT will rise to Rs 18,000 crore
First phase of Kochi Metro to be completed in June
State’s growth higher than national average
Cooperative sector to be strengthened
Palakkad Medical College established for Scheduled Castes/Tribes
Diversification programmes for helping rubber farmers
Training centre for handloom sector
Industrial Park in Palakkad, Thodupuzha
Aid of Rs 5 lakh for endosulfan victims
Kerala is ahead in traditional industrial sector
Steps taken to avoid water logging in Thampanoor
First phase of Smart City to be completed this year
KINFRA Defence Park in Palakkad with centre’s help
899.9 crore spent for public sector organisations
Income from lottery increased to 5450 crore in 2015
Production of domestic vegetables increased
Global Ayurveda village in capital city
Milestone for e-office in finance department
Free treatment project for cancer patients
Kochi Cancer Centre soon
Rubber’s support price made Rs 150
Lauded conduct of national games
Fishing harbour in Parappanangadi, Varkala and Valiyathura
Water way on Kollam-Kottappuram set for inauguration

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