THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Kuttanad package requires programmes that will conserve the environment, said Chief Minister Oommen Chandy.
He was speaking at the inauguration of the workshop intended to share views on the Kuttanad Package, organised by the IMG.
Saying that the implementation of the package should not be delayed any further, Oommen Chandy said that the practical problems related with the environment should be discussed with public good in mind and solved in an amicable manner.
At every stage of the implementation of the package, advice from experienced people like M S Swaminathan should be sought, said the Chief Minister.
Agriculture Minister K P Mohanan said that the projects of the Kuttanad Package should be completed within three years under the leadership of Biju.
Sanction has been given for Rs 1,292 crore for the package. Of the Rs 165.9 crore that has been released, Rs 100.7 crore has been utilised. Water Resources Minister P J Joseph, Kodikunnil Suresh MP, Mons Joseph MLA, Chief Secretary K Jayakumar, Swaminathan, agriculture secretary K R Jyothilal, agriculture director R Ajithkumar and Animal Husbandry director Vijayakumar also took part in the workshop.