Kerala development: Conference to be held in Dubai in Oct, says CM
Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan stated that a conference of small and medium entrepreneurs will be held in Dubai on October 4 in order to attract investment for Kerala development. He revealed in this regard during the chief minister’s TV show ‘Nam Munnott’. He added that a company has been formed in order to invite NRI investment for development.
Permanent shelters will be constructed in the disaster-prone areas. Accommodation will be arranged for those who return from the camps until new houses are constructed. A financial aid of Rs 4 lakh will be provided for rebuilding houses.
More fund will be allotted for the welfare of tribal community. Government buildings will be constructed in prefab (prefabricated) method in order to promote it. Architects will hold discussions with international agencies.
The suggestions in Gadgil and Kasturirangan reports will be considered for environment related researches. Public participation will be ensured in the rejuvenation of rivers. NRI contribution and social responsibility fund of corporates will be considered for river rejuvenation works.
Cultivation in hillside regions need not be stopped. But people who reside in disaster-prone regions will need to relocate to safe places. Increasing tax for large houses will be considered. The chief minister also said that the mental health of the disaster victims will be analysed and action initiated.
He added that the media responded positively during the tragedy but they have to highlight the commendable activities of the government too. The Nava Kerala project has included programmes for strengthening bureaucrats, he said.