Welfare pension to be increased to Rs 1500; free food kit to continue: CM
Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan declared that the LDF government has accomplished 570 out of the 600 projects in their election manifesto. The government also completed the projects which were not part of their manifesto and this is a proud achievement, he claimed while declaring the second phase of 100-day action plan.
The government announced the 100-day action plan after completing the projects in the election manifesto. The second phase of 100-day action plan started on December 9. The announcement was delayed as the model code of conduct came into force by then.
In the second phase, developmental projects worth Rs 10,000 crore will be either completed or initiated. 526 projects worth Rs 5700 crore will be completed and inaugurated. 646 projects worth Rs 4300 crore will be initiated.
The first phase of the K-FON project will be inaugurated in February. 15,000 more houses will be allowed in Life Mission and construction of 35,000 houses will begin. 101 apartment complexes are in the third phase of Life Mission.
162 projects were completed in the first phase. Some projects that were not declared also were included in the 100-day action plan. Among them, projects to strengthen the agricultural sector also were included. Job opportunities double the declared numbers could be created. A total of 1,16,440 job opportunities were created.
GAIL pipeline project which everyone thought would never materialise in the state was completed. The prime minister will inaugurate it on January 5. In the second phase, 50,000 people will be provided employment.
From January 1, 2021, welfare pensions will be increased by Rs 100 and will be Rs 1500 in total. 183 Kudumbashree restaurants will be opened. Free food kit distribution for ration card holders will be continue for four more months. Nine industrial projects will be inaugurated before March 31.
Malabar Coffee Powder will be introduced in market. The medicines that should be consumed regularly by those who were subjected to organ transplant will be made available for one fifth of its price. Production of such medicines will be initiated for this purpose, the chief minister said.