The State Government is ready to allot surplus land in different parts of the state for the needs of the National Cadet Corps (NCC), Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said on here on Sunday. Chandy was speaking after inaugurating the NCC Day celebrations.
The major problem faced by the NCC in Kerala is the absence of land for establishing its infrastructure.
The State Government was committed to providing land and other assistance to the tri-services organisation, Chandy said. The money that the State Government spends on the NCC is an investment, he said.
The government is finalising procedures on a Rs 2-crore project proposal submitted by the NCC Kerala and Lakshadweep Directorate for establishing a training facility on eight acres of land alloted on the Calicut University campus. Other infrastructure projects in the offing include a Rs 3-crore project for establishing office and accommodation at Kuttanelloor and a Rs 3-crore project for establishing facilities for a Naval wing NCC unit at Kollam.
Speaking at the function, K Muraleedharan MLA offered all support to NCC activities in his constitutency, Vattiyoorkavu here.
The Chief Minister gave away an award to Aji C K, a staff of the NCC directorate here, for saving the life of a girl who had fallen into the Akkulam lake.
Eight NCC cadets were also presented prizes by the Chief Minister. Brigadier G Subramanian, deputy director general, Kerala and Lakshadweep NCC Directorate, officers, cadets and parents were present.