ALAPPUZHA: Chief Minister Oommen Chandy announced the ‘Bhavana Bharatham’ project, which will be great relief for the homeless people in the state, at the district-level inaugural function of the fourth edition of the Mass Contact Programme at EMS Stadium here on Thursday.
As per the plan, the project will be implemented in Alappuzha District in the first phase and be extended to other parts of the state gradually.
A society chaired by the District Collector will be formed to materialise the ambitious project, which will implemented utilising the Corporate Social Responsibility Fund and the money provided by service-minded persons.
The Chief Minister also announced several other projects, which are supposed to give an total facelift to the district, during the programme.
To check the constant threat of high tidal waves, a permanent sea wall, with an estimated cost of Rs 131.64 crore, will be constructed along the 79 KM long coast of the district.
Apart from this, the Chief Minister also announced special projects for constructing sea walls at Arthunkal and Purakkad.
Likewise, the works on the projects aimed at preventing sea erosion at Thrikunnapuzha and Arattupuzha will begin soon. “IIT, Chennai, has been entrusted with the task of conducting studies in this regard and a sum of Rs 65 lakh has already been sanctioned,” Chandy said.
The other major announcements are allocation of Rs 5.9 crore for the reopening of Komalapuram Spinning Mill, relaxation in the fisheries housing schemes, 3 cents of land and houses for 20 families at Purakkad, Rs 50 lakh for de-silting Kayamkulam pozhi, 50 combiner harvesters for Kuttanad farmers, Rs 4.5 crore for pumping subsidy to Kuttanad farmers and formulation of a special committee for the development of Chengannur.