ALAPPUZHA: About Rs 5.24 crore has been distributed as various relief aids in the Mass Contact Programme (MCP) of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy at Alappuzha. About 15,000 new applications were received by CM directly on Thursday.
Over 12,200 complaints were registered at the various revenue offices in the districts through internet earlier. Almost 80% of them have already been addressed at the official level.
The Chief Minister personally attended to 118 complaints from the people who were officially invited through filtering. Along with that, a special ‘B block’ was setup for those who have not registered in advance, to meet the Chief Minister and submit their pleas and complaints.
A total of 35 Akshaya centers were arranged throughout the EMS stadium to receive complaints from the public.
A hall with the seating capacity of 10,000 was arranged, along with food and water. 1000 policemen were appointed to maintain law and order in and around the stadium.
Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala presided over the function. MPs K C Venugopal and Kodikunnil Suresh, Collector N Padmakumar and officials and peoples’ representatives attended the programme.
The programme, where the CM could meet people directly, hear their grievance and take possible actions, was kick-started on April 20 in Thiruvanathapuram and has already covered eight districts.