In a post Cabinet briefing, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said the Cabinet had entrusted the Kerala State Coastal Development Corporation to avail of loan worth Rs 150 crore from the Hudco for implementing the housing project for fishermen.
As many as 61 contract staff of the Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanical Garden and Research Institute (TBGRI )would be made permanent and they would get notional benefit with effect from August 2000.
Aided status would be given to the orphanage school for deaf and blind at Muttil in Wayanad district.
Sanction has been given for four lecture posts in economics and eight in commerce for the newly sanctioned economics and commerce batches in government colleges. In a bid to strengthen the Vigilance division of the planning section in LSGs, a special wing would be created under a chief town planning officer. 16 posts had been sanctioned for the same. Rs 2.98 crore would be sanctioned from the Chief Minister’s contingency fund to give the salary arrears of those working for the area intensive programmes in schools.
As per the Central scheme RMSA, 30 schools were sanctioned in five backward districts of Idukki, Wayanad, Palakkad, Malappuram and Kasaragod. In these 30 schools, Classes IX and X will be sponsored by the Centre. “For starting these classes, the State Government has to sponsor Class VIII in these schools,” Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said.
The CM said in-principle approval had been given to start Class VIII so that it would be possible to start other classes this year. In-principle approval had been given to sign two MoUs with the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports to conduct the under-17 World Cup Football 2017 in the state.