THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The government has decided to extend the services of doctors, nurses, paramedics and others temporarily employed for epidemic prevention programmes under the Health Department.
The services had been extended for another six months, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said after the Cabinet meeting.
The Cabinet also gave administrative sanction of `150 crore for setting up berths and related facilities at Udyogamandal and Chavara for freight movement once the National Waterway is commissioned.
The state government would bear 50 per cent of the cost that the public sector undertaking KMML was supposed to provide for the widening of a bridge at Kovilthottam in Chavara as part of the National Waterway, Chandy said.
The government gave nod to re-promulgate four ordinances and promulgate one. The Kerala Town and Country Planning Ordinance, Stamp Act (Amendment), Kerala Anganwadi Workers and Helpers Welfare Fund and Kerala Land Tax (amendment) are the ordinances that will be re-promulgated. The Cabinet decided to promulgate the Kerala Panchayat Raj (3rd amendment) ordinance.
Waste to Energy
The Government gave the sanction for the waste-to-energy plant of Brahmapuram in Kochi. The GL Nature Care Consortium has submitted a bid in this regard. The municipalities have been accorded sanction to bring solid waste to the plant, which is eco-friendly. The project will incur an annual additional commitment of `6.34 crore, which will be met from the fund of Suchitwa Mission.