16 October Saturday

Will Carry Missions Forward With Public Participation : CM

Web Desk(TVM)Updated: Monday Sep 6, 2021

Thiruvananthapuram :  The four projects under Nava Kerala Mission shall be executed more extensively  with participation from public, said Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday. We shall accomplish new milestones while sustaining past feats, said CM at the Nava Karma Mission review meeting held in the capital today.

More things remain to be done to capture national spotlight to the  medical education sector. New projects should be designed so achievements in each sector become upgraded to contemporary standards.  Maximum efforts should be made to ensure availability of required infrastructure, said CM.

If any sector were to stay backward, it will affect Nava Kerala Mission adversely. Rivers clogged with waste and a scenario of garbage heaps  are unbecoming of a modern society. Though Haritha Keralam mission has, to a large extent,  managed to change public mindset of dumping garbage onto another person’s property , the malady has not gone away completely. The LIFE mission will complete housing projects for those who might otherwise carry their dream of a home to their graves. Plans are on anvil to arrange for pre-primary learning and palliative care at housing complexes for sections below the poverty line, said CM.

Various department-oriented activities should be completed at the individual department level. The Nava Kerala Mission cell should then coordinate all such activities. The government will provide funds to local self-government bodies against monies they have spent from their Plan Fund toward Covid mitigation. For those whose houses might have been devastated by floods, the government shall provide new homes in keeping with LIFE Mission criterion, said CM. The Chief Minister also instructed for an expanded guideline of LIFE Mission activities to be prepared  by the 25th of September.

At the meeting, the Opposition Leader VD Satheesan said the government should complete projects within stipulated time and assured full backing for all welfare projects that government might carry out.

Other speakers at the meeting included ministers, Planning Board Vice Chairman, Chief Secretary, Secretaries and departmental officials.