THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The government has decided to promulgate an ordinance to amend the cutoff period for waiving loans by the State Farm Debt Relief Commission from the existing January 31, 2006 to October 31, 2011, with an aim to extend benefit to more farmers.
A special cabinet meeting, among other things, also decided to provide job to the brother of Soumya, who was brutally killed a year ago while on a train journey. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said that the Railway Ministry had promised to provide the job a year ago, but somehow it didn’t materialise.
The government will give an amount of Rs 5 lakh to Maria Rony, who was crowned World Table Tennis champion in the Under-15 category. The government will stand guarantee to source a Rs 10-crore loan for the National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi.
On the proposed Sky City project, with a private group as promoters, the Chief Minister said that only a preliminary in principle clearance had been granted. The final clearance will be given only when the group secured all the necessary clearances on its own, he said.
Ready to examine charges against CMO
Facing queries from mediapersons at a briefing on the alleged interference of a coterie in the Chief Minister’s Office in police affairs, Oommen Chandy challenged to provide details. “Even hints are enough. I’ll take action,” he promised. “But any attempt to create a smokescreen will not be allowed,” he reminded.