LDF Election Manifesto 2016 - English Version
Assembly Election Kerala 2016
We should have a new Kerala, Secular, Corruption-free, developed Kerala
We need a new Kerala. It should be a state where the expectations of the educated youth is ensured sufficient job opportunities. For this, new industries and modern agriculture should grow fast. But, at the same time the workers in the traditional industries are to be given assurance as to the total social security for them. Education and certain other public facilities are the basis upon which the democratic, secular, civic sense in Kerala is founded; these facilities should be protected. Corruption and inefficiency should be uprooted. Secular Kerala, Corruption-free Kerala, Developed Kerala is our slogan.
But the economic policies pursued in India today are a hindrance to implementing this slogan. These policies cut short even the limited freedom we had in the federal system. Above all the UDF Government drowned totally in corruption has destroyed the economic situation and developmental process of the state. When we exercise our franchise in the 14th Assembly election, we have to bear in mind the importance of overcoming these difficulties.
The secular fabric of the republic of India is being destroyed by the aggressive communalism of the ruling BJP. There is a deliberate attempt on the part of the communal forces to handcuff the higher education institutions of the country. The measures to saffronize all spheres of life and government in the country are very active.
The globalization measures are on to help the Corporates. The various sections of people who suffer on account of this have come out in large agitations. The nation-wide Trade Union strike, the strike in the motor sector, the bundh in the coastal areas, the resistances formed all over India against the take- over of land by the Corporates , the struggle by the Adivasis to protect the forest rights etc have been valiant fights of the people against the Central govt.
The last central budget reflects the anti- people policies of the BJP govt. A magic of statistics was employed to hide the anti-people character of the budget. The expenses earlier shown as finance expenditure are now shown in the account of the agricultural sector. It is in this way that a propaganda was organized that this is an agriculturally oriented budget. The Rural Employment Guarantee programme really requires an allotment of Rs. 65,000 crore. But the allotment is only 38,500 crore. Public sector investment shows an abysmal decrease. The budget proposes to earn 56,500 crore by selling out Public Sector undertakings. The government that gave tax reduction of about 5 lac crore, has imposed a heavy burden of 2670 crore upon the common people. No sufficient amount is allotted to the health and education sectors while the government attempts to present the pro- corporate budget as pro-people budget.
The central government is following a policy of aversion to Kerala. It doesn’t take any measure to prevent the price decrease of the rubber, which is the most important cash crop of the state. The budget shows a decrease of 29 crore for the Rubber Board, 15 crore for the Coffee Board, 25 crore for the Spices Board. The Railway budget has also not given due consideration to the requirements of the state. Even the earlier promises of a Coach Factory in Palakkad, a Wagon Factory in Alappuzha and a Railway Medical College are not implemented. The Central Government was not prepared to introduce institutions like the AIIMS in Kerala.
The Central Government is pursuing measures of robbing of all democratic rights of various sections of the people. The dismissal of the Planning Commission is a part of this. Several Corruption charges such as the Vyapam Corruption have erupted during the period. The big promise of the BJP to bring back the black money from the foreign banks has not materialized; besides, all attempts are made to whiten the black money.
The Congress party is not able to take any measure against these malafide actions of the central government. Even in the question of beef, the Congress party is pretending to be blind. The BJP is following the same economic policies, which the Congress tried to implement. Therefore the Congress is unable to fight the anti- people policies of the government. It is the ASEAN agreement signed during the UPA Government that is responsible for the fall of prices as far as the cash crops are concerned. The Congress has no alternative to the political, organizational and ideological approaches of the BJP. It is following a policy of backing up the BJP line of action.
Only the Left in India has any alternative to the anti-people economic policies of the NDA government. Again, it is the Left that opposes unreservedly the communal agenda of the BJP. The Left is working to defend the basic values of the country such as secularism and federalism.
Gasp in Development, Leap in Corruption
Kerala is facing a very grave economic crisis. The budget documents for 2016-17 point out this. Kerala is facing a very grim situation regarding the cash crops after the ASEAN agreement was signed. There is going to be decline in the income from the gulf countries which has so far been lending a support to the economy of the state. Such a situation is sure to lead the state into a very grave economic crisis. The Economic review shows that the above situation may lead to a decline of annual economic growth to 3- 4%. This will take the land to a very poor economic crisis. The UDF viewpoint is not to approach this problem with farsight and foresight. But t he LDF has a programme to overcome this crisis.
The UDF bandwagon is trumpeting about the so-called development it brought about in the state. But their own statistics shows clearly that they have actually taken the economy of the state into a very deep crisis. During the last LDF regime, the economic growth was in the tune of 7. 6% while it has declined to 6.1%. From the last part of the 1980s onwards, the economic growth of Kerala has been greater than the national rate. But at present, the Kerala rate of growth is less than the national rate.
The most essential requirement to accelerate the Kerala growth is to resolve the weaknesses in the sectors of production. But the fact is that these sectors are gradually declining. During the last financial year the agricultural growth has declined to -4.67%. Industrial sector also is in a process of decline. Public sector undertakings are diving to an unheard of situation of losses. No new large scale industries are emerging in the state. The construction sector also is declining. In the background of the crisis in the Gulf countries, the service sector also faces a growth-less condition.
The UDF does not have any programme or project to overcome this circumstance. They declared that a project of 28, 000 crore rupees will be launched to meet this crisis. But not even half this amount could be spent in this sector. This is not a specialty of this year alone. Last year the plan allotment was 22,762 crore rupees. According to the audit reports from the CAG, only 61% of this allotment was spent That is, a sum of about 10,000 crore Rupees remained unspent and was lapsed. In the current year a sum of nearly 14,000 crore Rupees is going to be lapsed. What does this show? In the span of the last two years, projects involving around 26,000 crore Rupees are remaining unimplemented due to want of money.
Welfare State of Kerala
All aspects constituting the basis of social welfare in the state have been a contribution of the Left Democratic forces. Land Reforms, improved rate of wages, educational and health facilities, rationing, other welfare facilities, decentralization of power – all these have been contributed by the intervention of the Left. Besides this, the role of the left forces in fostering communal harmony and sense of democracy is very great.
But we have to travel a long distance to create development in the basic sectors. We have to turn towards suitable new industrial areas in order to accelerate the growth of the production sectors and create suitable employment opportunities for the educated youth. Knowledge oriented industries like IT, service dominated industries like tourism, skill oriented industries like light engineering, value added industries from the resources available in Kerala are the new sectors to which we should give emphasis.
The first IT Park in India was started in Kerala, but our share in the export of software is minimal. Keltron is one of the first industrial enterprises. But in the field of electronic industries we are still very backward. Through out the country during the last fifteen years, there was a foreign investment of 26, 500 crore Rupees, while the share of Kerala is a very low 102 crore Rupees. Our income from foreign export also is very low.
We are not able to attract private investment in our industrial field. The reason f or this is the absence of roads, parks etc, which are the basic infrastructure facilities. Social infrastructure such as education also is insufficient. Kerala can go ahead only by solving these problems.
Instead of viewing these problems in the correct perspective, what the UDF does is to place stones at different places and create a halo of development in the state. In all the large scale industrial projects in Kerala, the interference of the left is expressly visible. The Idukki Project that stands the pillar to solve the electricity crisis in the state was brought about by the Left government in 1967. The much trumpeted Kannur Airport, Kochi Metro, Smart City, Vallarpadam Terminal are all the work of the left in their stages of inception and imagination. Although the inaugural festivities are over, we know for certain that the se project as have, so far, not materialized.
Mr. Oommen Chandy places all large scale investment to the credit of the UDF, but the truth is that no large scale investment was brought to the state during the last five years. Thus the UDF government has been a total failure.
For development, a peaceful atmosphere is a must. After the UDF took over in 2011 the law and order situation began to deteriorate. Kerala is famous for communal harmony. But conspiracies are hatched to destroy the communal harmony of the state. The UDF government provide the atmosphere for this unwarranted situation. It is the UDF conspiracy with the Sangha Parivar that led to the withdrawal of cases of treason against Pravin Thogadia. Majority and minority communalism were equally strengthened during the UDF rule. These forces are able to interfere even at the administrative levels. So, it is very important to bring back the peaceful life of Kerala for its development and for a calm and peaceful life.
BJP campaign is that Gujarat should be the model to Kerala development. But on the basis of the standard of life, Kerala is far above Gujarat. In all spheres like health, social welfare, religious harmony and democratic awareness, Kerala is far above Gujarat. If necessary, Kerala will be able to excel Gujarat in economic development, too. This can be done while the social welfare measures are protected. LDF presents a plan of action conducive to a development leap in the state.
Why the growth is slow?
But the neo-liberal policies remain a hindrance to this end. Besides this, there is the bankruptcy caused by the state govt. 70 to 80 % of the loans availed was spent by the UDF government for the day-to-day expenses. Such a government is naturally unable to mobilize money for long-term investment. How could a government that cannot mobilize money resource even for the day- to- day expenditure tap sources to find out money for long term investment, which is outside the budgetary expenditure?
A government that tries to implement large scale projects must have the power and energy for doing it. If the Government machinery is to be efficient, it should be corruption- free. In the history of Kerala, no other period witnessed as much rampant corruption as the present UDF government. Moreover, with the provisions of the ASEAN agreement coming in force, the pr ice of cash crops has miserably declined. The UDF which had argued for the ASEAN has nothing to say now in support of the agreement.
It was the left that laid the foundation for the development of Kerala. Now it faces the coming election with an alternate programme to confront the real problems of the state. Globalization policies are posing many a challenge to development. Besides the policies of the BJP government leading to the decimation of the federal structure of the Indian state also pose challenges to the state. Within these limitations, the LDF is presenting proposals for an alternative plan of action. For this, there are six hundred proposals in this manifesto. Of these, 35 points are focused as the most important slogans.
The Thirty five Point Programme
1. Employment for 25 lakhs : In the coming five years, five lakhs educated youth will be provided employment in the fields of Information Technology and Tourism. Another fifteen lakhs of employment seekers will be provided employment in the fields of agriculture, commerce, small scale industries and construction. To prepare young men and women to be receptive in the new areas of employment, a training programme for ten lakhs of youth through Career Guidance Scheme will be imparted.
2. 1500 Start-ups- Every year 1000 novel ideas of industry will be encouraged and of them 250 entrepreneurs will be given a loan of rupees one crore each. The funds will be organized as per the following split up- Governent agencies- 20%, private investors with SEBI recognition- 20%, Banks- 60%. Special package for SC/ ST entrepreneurs.
3. One crore Square feet additionally added IT parks- The present area of Kerala IT poarks is 1.3 crore sqft. This will be increased to 2.3 crore sqft. As a result of this 2.5 lakhs new employment can be generated.
4. The number of foreign tourists will be doubled. The number of foreign tourists visiting Kerala will be increased from 12 lakhs to 24 lakhs in the coming five years.
5. Public Sector will be revived and renovated into profitable ventures. Their production capacity will be enhanced by 50%. Mineral Company will be established to produce value added products such as Titanium metal.
6. Completion of Natural gas pipeline: The natural gas terminal at Kochi will be linked to national Gas Grid by completing the gas pipe line. Thereby thermal energy based induction will prosper. Availability of domestic gas supply will increase.
7. Development of Electronic hardware industry: Keltron will be regenerated. Amballoor Electronic Hardware park will be completed. Kerala will be transformed into a national hub in this area.
8. Value added Industries: An industrial network manufacturing value added products of agricultural resources such as Coconut, Rubber Spices etc under the auspices of producer companies of the agriculturalist will be formed.
9. Agricultural-income-assurance Project: Project incurring minimum income to the peasants will be started. It will be implemented as a joint scheme of the Central and State Governments. Welfare schemes will be expanded. Systems such as Labour Bank will be created in all Panchayats. Training and security of agricultural labour in modern agricultural technology will be ensured. Paddy field will be given royalty. Larger amount will be allotted for agriculture.
10. Other Large Scale projects: Vizhinjam Harbour, Small ports like Azhikal, Baypur, Ponnani, Thankassery etc, Light metro, Kannur Airport, Kochi Metro, Smart City etc will be completed on a time bound programme.
11. Production of Electricity: Production Capacity of Electricity through 1200 Mega watt Thermal Station, 300 Mega watt Hydro electricity, 1000 Mega watt Solar energy will be attained. Electric bulb throughout the state will be replaced by LED. Campaign for electricity efficiency will be conducted.
12. Campaign for water Security: A mega campaign to water security will be initiated. Comprehensive soil water security measures from micro watershed to river valleys will be evolved. A permanent action force will be created for the time bound and contemporary review of inter state river water agreements.
13. Food Security: Self Sufficiency will be achieved on vegetables, egg, milk etc. Paddy cultivation will be extended upto 3 lakhs hectres through ‘Arisree project’. Strict condition, will be instituted for prevention of adulteration of food materials and maintain its quality level.
14. Coastal package: The first important item in the 5000 crores costal package is the development of infrastructure facilities. Along with that, Model fishing village project will also be implemented to bring them upto the state level social welfare indicators.
15. Protection of traditional industries: Areas of such traditional industries as coir, handloom, cane, khadi, Cashew, Tapping etc will be renovated while protecting employment, opportunities. Produce of hand workers in areas of cloth, coir, handicraft etc. will be purchased and stored by government ensuring workers minimum wages. A separate department will be opened for traditional industries.
16. Road Development: National Highway will be made 4-line, State highways and district road; will be reconstructed on BM+BC. Village roads will be included in the one time renovation project. All Bypasses will be completed. Smart road programme will be implemented in Kerala by Stages.
17. Waterways: National water ways will be completed. Goods transport by water ways will be started by connecting in land water ways with labours.
18. Railway: pressure will be exerted to get the proposed new railway lines completed. A joint company of the state government and the Railways will be floated to convert the two line into fourline. The doubling lines will be made suitable for the plight of super fast train services.
19. Clean Kerala: Kerala will be made the cleanest state in India. For that purpose priority will be given to the disposal of waste from the source. Action will be taken against water pollution. A people’s campaign will be organized for this purpose.
20. Dwelling place: The landless at least will get a dwelling place. Everybody will be ensured a house and a toilet by reviving the EMS housing scheme and the M.N. Laksham veedu project with in a period of five years. Adivasis will get one acre cultivable land. Land reforms laws will be protected.
21. Health: The existing staff pattern will be re-examined and the number of doctors and nurses will be made double. Comprehensive and universal insurance will be introduced relating to the public health systems. The standard of three medical colleges will be elevated to the level of AIIMS. Facilities for Heart surgery and cath lab will be provided to the level of Taluk hospital. Cancer check up facility will also be introduced in Taluk hospitals.
22. Ayurveda: A University of Ayurveda will be established. A most modern Laboratory and Research Centre will also be established at an outlay of Rs. 500 crores. In the area of ayurveda basic facilities of health care and tourism will be provided.
23. School education into international levels: Classes from 8 to 12 will be made high-tech. 1000 public schools will be elevated to international levels with the help and co-operation of alumni and well wishers.
24. Centres of excellence: University Centres will be transformed into centres of excellence. Social enterprises such as co-operative institutions would enter into higher education sector in co-operation with the government.
25. Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes: Complete power will be given in the evolution of planning to the ‘oorukootams’ It will also be given power of supervision. Supervisory committees will be given shape in all levels relating to the utilization of scheduled caste development fund. Proposals emerging from the scheduled castes in the levels of Gramasabha, development seminar/ Action committee etc shall be compulsorily be included by local self government institutions.
26. Empowerment of women: A separate department for women will be created. Gender Budgeting will be re-established. Kudumbasree will be made sub-units of Gramasabha.
27. Peoples’ planning: The second edition of peoples planning will be evolved. It will be a peoples’ movement co-ordinating watershed planning, waste management, Bio-vegetables etc with employment guarantee scheme and the Kudumbasree.
28. Cultural Revival: Budget allotment for the cultural sector will be substantially increased. That about 1 percent of the education budget be set apart as grants to the libraries will be ensured. Libraries will be digitalized. Arts and sports clubs will be given financial assistance. Opportunities will be opened to the students to get training in all art forms on a school cluster basis.
29. Ecofriendly Kerala: Projects will be prepared on watershed basis to protect soil, water, and bio-diversity, with peoples participation. Watershed law will be strictly implemented. A Master plan will be prepared and implemented to clean ponds and water storages.
30. Non-Residents: A pravasis development fond will be started. In the industrial enterprises initiatives utilizing investment form this fund the pravasis will have opportunity for employment when they finally return provided they have adequate qualifications. Large scale rehabilitation programmes for returnees will also be evolved.
31. Public Distribution: Public distribution will be strengthened. Nyayavila shops closed down will be opened. There will not be a price hike in the stores run by the civil supplies and the consumer fed for the next five years.
32. Hunger free Kerala: There will not be anyone who could not get at least one meal a day in cooperation with voluntary organization and others a project for the supply of free lunch for all those who are in need of will be started in selected areas. It will then be extended to the whole of Kerala. A chain of hotels providing good food for reasonable price will also be created.
33. Social security pension: All pensions will be raised to rupees 1000 from the first of June. All eligible persons above the age of 60 will be given pension. There will be suitable increase every year. Pension will be sent home monthly with out arrears. Comprehensive health insurance will be made available to every body.
34. Bank of Kerala: Unifying state and district co-operative bankers a large scale Bank for Kerala will be formed. It will be a two-tire systems in co-operative sector.
35. Corruption will be put an end to: Good Governance ensured: The Second Administrative Reforms Commission proposals will be implemented. E-governance will be made efficient. All complaints and problems will be settled at the state level within 30 days. A system will be organized with peoples’ participation to re-examine and clarify petitions or demands are once rejected. The system based on Secretariat will be changed and a decentralized and efficient system of directorates as in the case of central government will be brought into being. This will be implemented duly protecting the rights of the employees. Service centre’s where all the services are delivered through a single window will be started. Right to Information Act will be efficiently implemented.
The Left and Democratic Front endeavors to ensure drinking water, food, electricity, dwelling house, social security etc. Improvement of the quality standard of health and education sectors is also an important objective. It is intended also to ensure the educated, suitable employment to their qualification. In order to form a foundation for such a development, the Left and Democratic Front envisage an efficient interference to strengthen agricultural industrial sectors and to develop infrastructure facilities. Thus the LDF put forward such action programme as would preserve our past gains and to approach the needs of the new era.
1. We will attain self-sufficiency in vegetables. For this end, peoples campaign emphasizing bio-vegetables will be initiated. Cultivation of bio-vegetables in 50,000 hectare will be started. Flour price will be paid through producer companies of cultivators and Horticulture Corporation. For collection of the produce, chiller-storage will be setup in vegetable production centers.
2. In order for the development of joint multi crop land cultivations homestead, neighbourhood clusters will be formed and through them, the distribution of means of production, small scale mechanizations, plant protection activities etc will be made efficient. Urban cultivation will be promoted.
3. The area of paddy field will be increased to 3 lakh hectors. Production will be raised to 10 lakh tones. Panchayats will be empowered to take over paddy fields purchased and kept idle by the real estate dealers and to cultivate them through cultivator-groups. Group farming will be promoted. Multi-level participatory farming system will be instituted in paddy cultivation. Rice bio-park will be established.
4. Profitable price will be ensured for all agricultural products. The collection price will be enhanced in time with the production expenses. Money will be made available to cultivators within a week, by connecting them with agricultural co-operative societies.
5. Considering the protection of paddy field as natural water storage as protection of natural systems of habitation the owners of paddy field will be given royalty according to the area of paddy field they are holding. Paddy field all through the state will be declared, protected paddy areas, while protecting the rights of their owners. Watershed based planning is inevitable for agricultural Progress, because of the peculiarities of the geographic nature of Kerala. Water storages, water channels, soil protection constructs required for this shall be built and maintained. Employment guarantee project shall be widely used for this and thereby 100 labour days can be ensured.
6. Investment in agricultural sector will be increased. Government expenditure for agricultural sector was 3-5 percent of the states income during the last two decades. This was 6 to 10 percent on all India basis. Provision of minimum allocation for production sectors prevailing previously in the plans of local self government institution will be re-established. Public investment will be raised to 10 percent. Comprehensive diversification and mechanisation wherever necessary will be implemented in the farms.
7. Value added product of Kerala (parks) will be established for protecting the crop of Kerala and to save the cultivators. Companies manufacturing value added products will be established in all possible areas. The youth coming to the agricultural sector will be trained and promoted according to their ability.
8. Working of the Agricultural Welfare Board will be made real. The idea of cultivator provident fund will be made workable and the cultivators taking membership there will be provided ESI model medical treatment. Separate scheme will be brought into protect the family of cultivators committed suicide.
9. In order to make Agricultural labour sector more attractive, assistance for a fixed days employment guarantee and income, health care and protection, education of children etc will be ensured. It is also necessary to give the agricultural labour training in modern agricultural technology in order to make the cultivators to avail better services and also to engage in direct cultivation if necessary, such agencies as Harritha Sena and the labour bank will be formed in all panchayats. Action will be taken to tackle the problems of coconut climbing workers.
10. In co-operation with the coconut development Board, renovation steps will be taken to cut down coconut trees the productivity of which were lost, and to replace them with better varieties of seedlings. It will be done in all important districts in the state.
11. Coconut parks will be opened in all districts under the auspices of the Coconut producers federations and producer companies in order to promote value addition and diversification initiatives under the leadership of Coconut cultivators cluster. Not only Neera and coconut oil, value added products out of them will also be produced in these parks.
12. A limited level of mechanization was introduces in the area of paddy cultivation alone. Machinery for other crops are yet to be invented. Tilling and harvesting instruments suitable for pokaali fields are not available. Mechanization in the agricultural sector will be implemented on a war footing duly consulting with the labour organizations Agro service centres will be started on Block basis.
13. Economic crisis in the Agricultural University is adversely affecting research and extension activities. The University will be re-organized comprehensively.
14. Joint farming method including fish culture goose cultivation will be promoted.
15. Existing soil testing and water testing laboratories will be strengthened and laboratories enabling testing of micro-organisms will be spread among all districts. To increase productivity of local fruit trees, intensive cultivation will be promoted.
16. Taking over possible excess land and plantation land where rent contract has been violated, land will be distributed to the landless. Forest Right act will be vigorously implemented in order to ensure agricultural land to the adivasis.
17. As part of increasing the income of cultivators, by promoting Apiculture, Honey villages will be established. This would not only create more employment opportunities but also increase the production of those crops whose pollination is through Honey bee. Cultivation of Mushroom, flowers etc will be promoted.
18. Facility for loan in the agricultural sector will be increased. Interest free loan will be made available to paddy growers and vegetable cultivators.
19. Efficient functioning and prudent supervision of Public Enterprises in the agricultural sector will be ensured. Steps will be taken to professionalize the management system and nationalize their functioning.
20. Agriculture will be included as part of the school syllabus. Arrangements will be made for their joint functioning with Agricultural department and animal protection, soil conservation departments.
21. A system will be created to observe scientifically the poison content at vegetables. Strict action will be taken if poison content is found in vegetables.
22. Sanction will be accorded to the value adding factories to give the brand name ‘made in gods own country Kerala’ for the use of the products. Will attempt to interfere in Rubber sector Amul model.
23. Along with protecting the wild animals, action will be for protecting the agriculture from their attacks. Compensation will be provided for agriculture damage.
24. Replanting subsidy of Rubber will be enhanced to rupees one lakh per hectre. To ensure the Rubber cultivator income related to price, acre based subsidy will be reimbursed. Strong pressure will be excreted on the centre for this purpose. It necessary the state Government themselves will take initiative for a mass struggle for this purpose. The state government also will share a portion of this subsidy.
25. Pressure will be exerted on the Central Government to declare Rubber latex and Rubber Sheets as agricultural produce. We will also interfere in order to control the import of Rubber interfere in order to ensure legal protection necessary for the cultivator to get a portion of the final price of the value added products, produce companies of plantation crops cultivations will be formed and value added production will be organized under them. Government will provide financial assistance for this purpose. Industrial parks will be established for this purpose. Rubber tree will be exempted for three from sales tax.
26. Attempts should be made to increase the spread and demand of plantation crops products. The use of Rubber in road construction and other constructions will be increased. Action will be taken to initials a large scale Rubber industries in Kerala.
27. The old age of trees is the major problem in plantation sector. They are immediately be replanted. An effective means for the purpose is to make use of the employment guarantee programme. However, sanction has been denied for this on the finding that it is a perennial agricultural activity. State government will Make initiative to correct this attitude.
28. Planned attempt should be made to the protection of the soil and water and for maintenance of bio-diversity. Bio-diversity should be protected. Comprehensive plans shall be prepared on a local basis.
29. Possibility for planting trees in large scale should be made use of. A Scheme for long term loan of a fixed amount for each variety of tree from the co-operative banks will be formulated. Loan capital and interest shall be paid back at the time of cutting the tree.
30. Reduction of wages and other benefits in the name of price hike can not be permitted. Reduction of wages and other benefits are not at all a solution to the crisis. Finding alternate means to increase the productivity can only be a solution. Minimum means of living will be ensured for the plantation labour. Special residential scheme will be evolved. For this separate projects will be formulated through local bodies. The entire plantation labour are deemed as BPL and ration and other benefit be given as such.
31. Large scale plantation owners who illegally hold land and transgress government land will be subjected to strict action. Such land available with them will be utilized for public purpose and for redistribution to the landless.
32. In the land where the joint verification by the Revenue and Forest Departments are completed, condition less patta will be issued to each immigrant cultivator upto 4 acres of land who immigrated prior to 1-1-1977. Time bound action will be taken to issue patta to about one lakh families who have to get the same. Landless adivasis will also be given land and the related records.
33. Peoples settlements, agricultural land and plantations will be removed from the areas satisfied as ecologically sensitive areas (E S A) relating to the Kasthoori Rangan Report. For the purpose, necessary changes will be made in the records submitted by the UDF government to the Central Ministry of Forest and Environments.
34. self Sufficiency will be attained with production of milk. For this purpose the activities of Milma will be re organized on real Anand Model. Milk welfare societies will be given higher financial assistance on the basis of schemes.
35. Calf maintenance scheme will be universalized. Kudumbasree, Cow, goat village projects will be strengthened.
36. An important problem is dearth of milk vendors. It is necessary to improve milk vending machines to enable to use it in the small scale units. Mobile vending units will be promoted under milk societies.
37. In adequate supply of cattle feeds and higher prices are the important problems facing the cattle sector. Cattle feed productive capacity in the public sector will be made double and will be made available to the farmers at reasonable price. Employment guarantee programme will be utilized for the cultivation of fodder grass. Pressure will be exerted on the Central government to include cattle rearing under Employment guarantee programme.
38. For different size of modern Slaughter houses scientific models will be prepared and suitable models be installed in all Municipalities and panchayats on a time bound basis.
39. Income of the cultivators can be increased through diversification of value added products.
40. Vaccine, worm medicines, disease investigation kits will be produced on the basis of needs in Veterinary Biological Institute, Palode and Local self government institution will be helped to purchase quality medicines from Medical service Corporation.
41. Quality check-up of products including milk coming from other states will be proceeded strictly. In Kerala in addition to Milma, Producer Companies under the leadership of model milk co-operative societies will be started. They will solely engage in the manufactures of value added products from milk.
42. Stringent actions have to be taken to reduce the unnecessary influence at of the other state hatchery owners in the poultry sector. A large portion of poultry farmers in Kerala work on the basis of contract to the traders outside. Interference of Poultry Development Corporation in this will be strengthened.
43. A large scale poultry feed factory will be established in Kerala Meat waste and fish waste can be used as raw materials for the purpose. Such a factory can be functioned with out pollution. Experience from foreign countries reveal that.
44. Pet birds culture, breading of dogs on an industrial basis, training in farm tourism, etc will increase employment opportunity. Market should made sure when commercial breeding of pet birds and dogs are done in a decentralized manner. On line marketing cites will be started for this.
45. Poultry scheme will be widened under the scheme for income a long with learning centralized on schools throughout the state. Large scale indigenous poultry in arranged protectionary fence within the Rubber plantation will be promoted. Poultry village project will be extended.
46. Action will be taken to give directions to the banks to treat Loans to the animal husbandry sector as agricultural loan. Government expenditure for animal husbandry sector will be raised to one percent of the state income.
47. Comprehensive Insurance will be ensured for cattles. There are cultivators who went into debt trap and facing recovery consequent on the death of cattles and shortage of yield. A programme will be planned to help them. Health card will be introduced for all cattles.
48. As in the case of agricultural sector where agricultural land was distributed to the cultivators, in the fishery sector also, a comprehensive Water Reforms. Act will be evolved and implemented in order to ensure right on this to the fishery labour who fish from the sea. Thus ownership right to fishing equipments, ownership right of fishery resources in the sea, right to enter the sea, were all be restricted to the fishery workers. The first right of scale of the harvest of fish will also be fixed for them in the proposed aquarium reforms act.
49. Existing laws and controls relating to fisheries are not sufficient to ensure stability of fishery wealth. Timely changes will be brought in the 1980 KMFR Act in order to maintain on a secure scale in the on shore fishery wealth. Pressure will be exerted to the central government to put an end to the trolling by foreign trollers.
50. With the participation of every body related to the fishery sector including, fishery labour, related work force, Boat owners, officials, scientists, voluntary organizations etc, participatory resource management politics and action programmes will be involved. Fishery Management councils will be formed in State and District head quarters.
51. Prevention of Monsoon fish catching will continued to be implemented
52. Pressure will be exerted to implement Murari Commission Recommendations. Comprehensive programmes will be implemented for the protection of native fish which are facing extinction. Fishery seeds will be deposited on all public water storages. The natural habitation centres of fish will be protected.
53. In the deep sea fishing sector, in order to prevent the entry of foreign vessels under LOP scheme, as an alternative activity fishermen co-operative, societies shall be imparted specialized training in deep sea fishing and to modernize the native vessels going for deep sea fishing and purchase such new vessels shall be instituted through subsidies and new lending policy.
54. Construction of sea wall will be expedited on a wartime basis. A financial aid of Rs. 10 lakhs will be sanctioned to fishery labour who live in areas of threat of sea unrest provided they are interested to shift to suitable remote areas while continuing to enjoy ownership of the existing land, Houses of the fishery workers will be granted remission from CRZ and be given temporary house numbers
55. In order to increase income in fishery sector, basis facilities will be provided to convert fish into value added products with the help of modern technology. Employment opportunities in that sector for women fishery worker through importing specialized training will be increased.
56. Fishing harbours, landing centre, fish markets and also sea shore roads which connect them with national highways will be developed and protected under quality standards. New harbours shall be sanctioned as part of a comprehensive costal management plan. Modernization will be strengthened.
57 Harbour Management Societies will be constituted with the participation of fishery workers for the maintenance of fishing harbours. Chilled storage facilities will be provided in fishing harbours. All fishing harbours will be renovated and infrastructure facilitation provided therein.
58. In the case of workers who work in dangerous situation, possibilities of ICT will be explored for ensuring sea security. Comprehensive sea security package will also be formulated.
59. Working of fish welfare societies will be reorganized.
60. Distribution of patta to the fishery labour will be completed time bound.
61. All fishery workers irrespective of BPL; APL consideration will be made available the facility for social security programmes.
62. The financial crisis of the welfare fund board will be solved by removing the hindrances to collect the share from the exporters to the welfare fund.
63. The decision of the previous LDF Government to enhance the benefit of saving relief scheme to rupees 3600 will be implemented immediately.
64. A comprehensive Costal housing scheme will be formulated to ensure house for all, sanitary and toilet facilities drinking water, electricity and healthy environment etc. which would solve the problems of residence along the fishing sector. Model Fishery Village scheme will be rejuvenated. A priority list of the minimum facilities essential in the fishery village will be prepared and will be ensured. In order for the house construction for the fishery workers, the cost of construction will increased on the basis of increase over the period. We will interfere for the removal of the existing legal hindrance, for the construction of house for fishery workers.
65. Separate package will be formulated and implemented to change the backward situation faced by the fishery sector in the areas of health and education. Facilities in the coastal schools will be expanded. A Scheme for converting libraries as study home will be prepared. The government will bare the full education expenses of the children of fish workers who study in self financing colleges. All educational facilities available to the children belonging to scheduled communities will be available to children of the fishery workers. We will also interfere to extend BPL standard to fishery workers considering the economic status of their families.
66. The debt relief procedures brought in by the previous LDF Government will be completed in order to liberate the fishery workers from the debt trap.
67. Insurance will be extended to work instruments also Insurance benefits will be increased.
68. Suitable rehabilitation and sufficient compensation will be ensured for the fishery workers who lost their work, living conditions and habitation consequent on the implementation of Vizhinjam Harbour project. Wherever such problems arise relating to harbour renovation, the same attitude will be pursued.
69. Drinking water, toilets, rest facilities, chilled storages etc will be ensured in the market for women working in the fishery sector. Exploitation of such women workers will be put an end to. Action will be taken to renovate fish markets and to provide basic facilities.
70. Matsya Keralam Scheme will be rejuvenated. It is envisaged to bring in a two fold increase in inland fish catch over five years. Integrated fish culture will be promoted not only in pounds and dams but also along its paddy field. Large scale fish seeds will be invited in lakes and rivers
71. A White paper will be issued with in six month after the advent of power about the present status of environment. All the anti-environment and anti people orders will be re-examined.
72. As stipulated in the Kerala Conservation of Paddy Land and Water Land Act, data banks will be created and published within 6 months, with the help of satellite mapping facility. It will be finalized within a year after public security. Necessary staff for this purpose will be appointed.
73. The steps taken by the UDF to dilute the laws on conservation of paddy land and land utilization will be withdrawn. Strict action will be taken against unlawful reclamation of paddy land. The efforts from certain quarters to bypass the Land Limitation Act through binamy dealing will be stopped.
74. The importance of Western Ghats in preservation of ecology of Kerala will be understood in correct perspective and a project for the conservation of western ghat will be implemented with the active participation of the farming community and local inhabitants.
75. Modern science and technology will be used and the pollution control in the industrial sector will be ensured, in order to present pollution.
76. The permit for mining of Sand and Granite will be issued only after proper study. The removal of sand from the river base will be controlled to prevent the over exploitation of sand and protect the river from soil erosion.
77. To protect the mineral resources of Kerala will these resources brought under public ownership and effective social control mechanism will be introduced for mining. By giving leading role to the public sector and after ensuring the required ecological protection, mining of mineral sand (black soil) from the seashore will be allowed for making value added products.
78. Contamination of water is one of the major issues in Kerala. Action will be taken to prevent this. Facilities will be provided under local self government institutions for the periodical examination of the quality of water. Water resources will be protected accordingly. There will be projects to protect all the heritage buildings and watersheds, with the help of local self government.
79. An action programme will be prepared for the protection and utilization of water resources and its development by keeping the small watersheds as base. It will be integrated with River Basin Water Conservation Programme and State Water Conservation Programmes. It will be ensured that this programme is conducted properly under the responsibility of Local Self Government. A programme for rain water harvesting and reutilization of water, will be conducted under each household and industry.
80. All panchayats in the state will prepare a list of watersheds (Pools, Tanks, Canals, Streams and Rivers) in respective areas. The volume, depth and biodiversity of each will be recorded. It will be the responsibility of the respective local self government to protect the watersheds listed there under.
81. A comprehensive coastal and fishing policy will be implemented aiming at increased production. A policy will be taken on the protection of lakes, estuary, groove, and mangroves by keeping the ecological system sustainable and by preventing pollution.
82. There will be no encroachment on forest. The core areas of forest will be protected as untouched. The local self government and local community will be involved in the protection of the existing forest areas.
83. For the requirement of wood, agricultural aforestation will be promoted. The Forest Right Act will be strictly enforced by protecting the rights of the forest dwellers to collect and sell the forest resources except timber.
84. Beyond the conservation of forest, effective steps will be taken to protect the mangroves, Naga Worship Centres (KAVU) and the natural dwelling places of different species in river basin. Aforestation and greenery will be promoted in each available public space. A programme for this will be charted out for implementing it on local self government basis.
85. A master plan will be prepared on the demand and supply of all construction materials. The re-utilization of construction materials will be promoted.
86. Coastal Area Protection Laws will be renewed by incorporating the demand of the fishing community. The work of the Coastal Area Development Authority will be decentralized. Working of this agency will be made transparent.
87. Public transport system will be promoted. Priority will be given to sustainable transport system.
88. Efforts will be taken to Control Sound Pollution.
89. Biodiversity registers will be prepared and kept by all the local bodies. The existing registers will be updated. Time bound programmes will be conducted for increasing the biodiversity.
90. Action will be taken to protect the Endosulfan victims.
91. The Central government will be pressurized for the implementation of the law enacted by Kerala Legislature on the exploitation of water resources at Plachimada, Palakkad.
92. A second coir re-organization scheme will be prepared. At least 30% of coconut husk will be procured by coir co-operative societies and coconut producing companies. This will be subsidized.
93. A total change is required in coir making co-operatives. The working of these co-operatives will be examined and those that cannot be revived will be closed. Steps will be taken to integrate the inefficient co-operative societies in the sector. The loans of these units will be converted as their share. Interest thereon will be written off. Freedom will be given to these units to utilize the unutilized assets.
94. Coir sector will be automated. Use of modern defibary machines, automatic spinning machines, tufting etc will be promoted. All the existing employees will be protected.
95. The coir produced by the co-operatives will be procured by Coir Fed and the coir products by Coir-Corporation. The loss incurred by the exporters, local traders and industries on sales will be met by government. By this, the income of the artisans can be ensured.
96. It is the fall of Coir Fed that led to the pathetic condition of the coir industry. Coir fed will be revived after writing off the debt. Coir Fed will be strengthened to take up new tasks.
97. Now a days the domestic market is important as much as the export. There was a greater acceptance for the ‘a coir product in every household’ scheme under taken by the previous LDF Government. The coir geo textile is recognized by the public works department and included in the PWD manual; this of coir will be implemented. The Central Government and the Coir Board should reintroduce the quality control for improving the export of cashew.
98. There will be proper intervention in this industry to assure and coir products yearlong employment to the cashew workers. Action will be taken to re-open the closed cashew factories.
99. The industry cannot be sustained without improving the local availability of cashew nuts. For this, good yielding variety of dwarf cashew trees will be promoted.
100. The unhealthy practices prevailing in the field of import will be stopped. The procedures of the cashew import through public sector institutions has to be made corruption free and transparent. Strict action will be taken against corruption. Strict action will also be taken on those who insure then licence for import of cashew and do “trade for trade sale”. They will be kept out of the industry.
101. When the license is renewed, the infrastructure required for the workers, their wage and service conditions etc will be ensured. There will be thorough examination whether all the workers are getting PF credit cards and ESI smart cards. There will be stern steps to stop unauthoirsed processing units and Kudivaruppu, i.e, doing work at home.
102. The production and sales of value added products will be promoted.
103. The employers who take an undertaking in writing, to give employment to all the existing employees, may be permitted to use automation in the sector, on a limited base.
104. The improvement of production methods and diversification of it will be ensured.
105. Another problem faced by this sector is the price rise on threads. In order to make sure the production of the raw material (Hangyarn or Kuzhinool) for this sector, those spinning mills working on co-operative basis will be aided by government. A processing unit for making threads will be started. It will be ensured that all spinning mills are producing Hang yarns.
106. More money will be provided to the co-operatives for restructuring. The binami co-operatives will be eliminated. The restructuring of Hantex and Hanveev will be completed. Rebate will be reintroduced.
107. If the minimum wage is ensured, government will procure the production of 100 days, under the wage guarantee scheme. The sheets and towels required for government departments, the saree required for the women workers of Employment Guarantee Scheme as Onam gift, the uniform of school kids etc. can be produced under this scheme. Instructions will be given for the use of Handloom as School uniforms.
108. The silk weaving units, the readymade warping units, readymade dress making units, the quality improvement of weaving equipments and the khadi cluster programme have to be strengthened. The promotion programmes for the use of Khadi will be conducted as in the case of Handloom. Income guarantee programme will be implemented.
109. For the rescue of the indebted village Khadi enterprisers one-time settlement schemes will be introduced. The co-operatives will be restructured.
110. Silk processing units will be established in the places where mulberry is cultivated.
Other Traditional Industries
111. The working of Bamboo Corporation will be reviewed and restructured. Bamboo stapling will be planted under Employment Guarantee Scheme.
112. The Bamboo Corporation is trading on bamboo as an industrial product. The working of this corporation has to be more efficient. The Nallalam Hitech Flooring Tile Factory under the Corporation will expanded without hampering the protection given to the traditional workers in the field. The use of bamboo in place of timber will be promoted.
113. The industry using coconut tree for the housing and furniture purpose will be promoted. The start ups in this sector also will be promoted.
114. The artisans working on Baskets (Kutta), Paya (bamboo matress), Panampu (bamboo spreads) etc will be promoted.
115. The clay required for the clay industry will be made available from the dams. Clay will also be made available without causing the erosion of upper soil and without making water clog in the paddy fields. Steps will be taken to make value added clay products with modern designs. The products of artisans will be promoted through tourism industry. The working of Kerala State Institute of Design will be improved.
116. Action will be taken to spend the whole income earned by the government from conch shell industry exclusive by in the sector.
117. The special security pension scheme for beedi and cigar workers will be expanded. Steps will be taken to abolish the additional tax levied recently.
118. Special encouragement will be given for planting mixed verities of dwarf coconuts which is suitable for tapping industry. A protocol for renovating and modernizing toddy shops will be formulated. Necessary loan facilities will be made available to entrepreneurs. Action against adulterated drinks will be encouraged and tapping co-operative societies promoted.
119. Craft villages will be started in important tourist centres in Kerala. This will enable the hand workers to exhibit their capabilities and to market their products.
120. “Market Kerala” scheme will be introduced to ensure market for Kerala’s own heritage products. Arrangements will be made to sell out Kerala products in foreign countries as well as in India. Through this we can find out global market for Kerala products.
121. Traditional industries will also be included in ‘fair trade, community trade’ limits to out live the challenges of the new situation and utilize its possibilities. Important traditional industries will be declared heritage skill and be protected.
122. The functioning of Artisans Corporation will be strengthened. Action will be taken to increase the assistance from the government. Sankaran Committee which studied different problems of handicraft workers will be examined and necessary decisions taken duly discussing them with related organization Interference will be made to consider the handicraft workers as traditional labour community and to give them consequent benefits.
123. At least a minimum level of traditional industrial products will be made compulsory in the heritage hotels which avail benefits and remissions relating to tourism development.
124. Necessary pressure should be applied for the modernization and extension of the central public sector enterprises like FACT, HMT, Cochin shipyard etc. To complete the petrochemical complex necessary pressure will be applied. In 1970 Kerala got 3.1% of the central public sector investment. Now it is reduced to 2.6%. To get necessary public sector investment for the modernization of the existing establishments and the establishment of new enterprises like coach factory etc. necessary pressure will be applied.
125. Considering the availability of enough natural gas from the Cochin terminal at a lower cost a methanol plant, chlorine mixtures, petro-chemical products, gas oriented electrical plants, city gas project etc. will be established. The proposed pipe line project will be completed as soon as possible and it will be used to connect the Cochin gas terminal and national gas grid.
126. Mineral soil from our sea shore is a valuable mineral wealth of our state. It will not be exported as raw-material. It will not be used as value added titanium, it will be transformed as titanium metal and for the production of it huge plants should be established. The technical know-how for this will get from the important partners. The soil mining from the sea shore will be done only by ensuring the protection of the environment and by a unique huge master plan.
127. Before 5-6 years an Amballur electronic hardware park is proposed but the acquirement of land for it is not done till date. According to the needs of our software development projects we shall establish necessary electronic hardware projects.
128. Ten lakh new employment opportunities will be provided by skill development and career guidance. Starting electronic product, production units employment will be provided to 2 lakh highly qualified technicians and 2 lakh semi skilled peoples. Nearly one lakh new engineers are coming out of colleges. To give employment to them multi level opportunities will be combined.
129. Fruits, flowers, spices etc which are available in plenty in the state will be used for the production of a number of articles. Paints, recins, vitamins, and ointments can be produced from them and it will be promoted.
130. For the promotion of micro-level employment projects, loans, technology, training, and marketing will be given as a package. The connected industries should be started as a cluster and the products will be marketed as branded products with standardization.
131. In appropriate industrial zones small and middle class industrial clusters will be established in all the districts .Now some clusters are working in rubber, plywood, rice mill, local food, gold ornaments, diamond polishing, plastic materials, tiles, shirts, skin, bamboo, silk, food, paint, general engineering etc. Make a study about these and the lessons will be grasped.
132. Loans for the small scale industries will be granted at a subsidized rate and the Kerala financial corporation will be used as an agency for this.
133. A law will be enforced to see that that the black soil from Kerala will only be exported to other places only after it will be transferred as a value added product. For this purpose a value added project will be started which will enable to make employment opportunities. The income from the natural resource corporation will only be utilized for the hospitals and education.
134. For the promotion of entrepreneurship a special programme will be started. Grant and promotion for the startups will be increased. A state innovation policy will be formed. Startup entrepreneurs from SC/ST will be given special grant and promotion.
135. The work in the SEZ will be evaluated and make necessary changes in it.
136 Construction materials like soil and rock are the property of the people. The soil and quarry products will be supplied to common people at a subsidized rate and for big construction at the market rate. The natural resource corporation will be equipped for necessary intervention.
137 To solve the problems in the construction zone measures like soil import from other states, collect soil from the reservoirs, quarry working according to the ecological criterion, and the production of substitutes will be used. To reduce the energy consumption green technologies will be promoted.
138. More than these the price increase by the monopolies without considering the production cost of cement, paint etc. will be controlled by stringent action.
139. Kerala institute of retail management will be established. It is intended for the training of modern management experts and entrepreneurs in the business field.
140. A trade mission will be constituted. It will work as the nodal agency for the government in this zone. A retail policy and the achievement vision for 2025 will be declared. All the departments related to trade to achieve the aim will be co-ordinated by the trade mission.
141. A new brand Kerala Retail will be originated. The publicity work for this will be done in relation with tourism. To make an attractive image about our trade zone is the intention of this brand publicity.
142. The main threat to our retail zone is the threat from the national and multi-national monopolies retail zones. The fight against them will continue and at the same time we should increase the competitive strength of our petty producers. It is important to increase the facilities in our local markets in towns and local areas as a substitute to the modern malls. Standardized products at standardized price should be available at an enjoyable situation in the local markets also. For this type of modernization the government will pay grant.
143. Welfare fund which is established by the last LDF government for the traders is not working now. One part of the increased tax is used for the working of the pension scheme last time and it became in a workable position. But the UDF government is not ready to pay the money.
144. The LDF government will be working with a friendly approach to the traders. Now torturing from the bureaucrats is taking place under the UDF govt. LDF will stop it. Corruption will be reduced through e-governance. Decisions related to GSTU will be reached only after detailed discussion with the traders.
145. Tribunal cases will be decided as soon as possible.
146. The enterprises which are coming under START UP INDIA will be given subsidy for one more year than decided by the central government.
147. We will make all the PSU’s profitable once more. For this the re-structuring strategy which is used by us last time will be used once more. A package including the financial re-structuring, reforming the purchase policy of the government, co-ordination of the PSU’s, unification of the central PSU’s, renewal of management, continuous monitoring, avoid corruption through transparent procedures renovated the Kerala PSU’s.
148. Expand the public sector. It is calculated that within three years the PSU’s can accumulate capital from its own profit for expansion.
149. These undertakings should gain the competitive capacity to work in the global market also. The PSU,s will be ready to work in other states and if necessary out of India in connection with the availability of raw-materials and related components.
150. Corruption in public sector enterprises is always related to purchase and sales of materials. The related AG reports and quick verification reports should be considered to make a transparent policy about this.
151. A model company governance charter should be formed for the PSU’s. How the boards will be elected, what are their duties, what is the relation between the board and the management etc. should be defined in this charter. The companies which are obeying the business criterion will get autonomous governance power.
152. For the participation of employees in the corporate governance they will get representation in the board.
153. Pay revision for the PSU’s will be done according to time bound manner. A contributory pension scheme which includes the employees, management, and government should be introduced. The management contribution will be calculated according to the profit and loss of the institution.
154. All the PSU’s except industries and trade should undergo social auditing.
155. There are a number of technologies which are developed by the central PSU’s like CSIR, DAE, ISRO but not utilized extensively. We shall purchase it and use it to produce, instruments, products, and services.
156. To give employment to two lakh people, one crore square feet office space should be constructed. For this purpose smart city should be completed on a time bound manner to start industrial parks. With this the co-operatives like Ooraalunkal labor contract society like social institutions and the like public-people-partnership models also utilized. Under the 15 acre land ceiling law we can start private IT parks. Pravasi capital will be used for the construction of parks.
157. Techno parks should support the outside small enterprises and paying grant for this to the techno park institutions will be considered. This is necessary for making connections and relations with the global market.
158. Now the global tendency is to promote enterprises which are coming from novel ideas. Studies show that in these new enterprises only 10% become victorious. The government will promote 1000 selected novel ideas per year and give 2 lakh rupees as grant to them. Mentors were also be engaged with these new entrepreneurs. They will also be connected with the higher education centers. By all these means it is intended to increase the percentage of victory to 25%. From the selected novel ideas, 250 of them will get 1 crore rupees as loan without interest. Necessary fund will be accumulated with the help of the private investors and the govt.
159. The National institute of design which is situated at Kollam will be developed as a world level design center with the help of all fab labs in all colleges and incuborators.
160. Novel ideas are coming from high quality education. Higher studies and research centers, polytechnics which are giving priority to practical education, engineering colleges, etc. will be attached to sector hubs.
161. An ICT innovation centre will be formed by connecting the Technopark, state IT mission, and the other science and technology centers in Kerala. To co-ordinate all the productive centers with the innovation center is its aim.
162. Technology hubs for next generation IT industries like cloud computing, internet of things, bio-informatics, cognitive computing, internet of things etc. shall be established.
163. IT zone is facing severe scarcity in human resources. To solve this projects should be worked out which are based on engineering colleges, poly-technics and other technological institutions. Skilled academies will be instituted for increasing the skills in software engineering, architecture, testing, and quality. IIITMK should be transformed as a higher research centre.
164. IT hardware production like chip making should be organized. Places in under developed districts like Malappuram, Palakkad, and Wayanad should be used for this purpose. Center is attempting to make India a global hub for electronic systems and design manufacturing. Under this situation central govt. fund shall be available for this.
165. More e-commerce enterprises should be started in the B to B phase under government help and mobility of the goods of small scale producers should be increased. New markets should be opened and more B to B business festivals should be organized.
166. Energy service companies are using their profits from energy protection as capital and income. Like this by increasing efficiency companies can increase the value. Aiming this Business process management companies shall be formed. KFC, and KSIDC will grant money to them.
167. Take stand for net neutrality. Cyber crimes should be prevented. Akshaya centers should be strengthened. Student chapters should be formed all over Kerala to increase work by keeping the ownership of international centre for free and open source software under public community ownership. The international centre for free and open source software should be equipped to lead in the state level development of open source applications, and training.
168. The performance of the techno lodges is not reached at the expected level. This is not the problem of the idea but the problem is the execution side. This should be corrected. Pravasi malayalees should be promoted to invest money in this.
169. Smart phone based services should be developed for the common people. To help this, a smart phone will be allowed to a women on subsidized rate.
170. New responsibilities will be given to the Akshaya centers has an important role in developing IT literacy in the society.
171. 2007 IT policy recommended utilise free software; but it is not fully executed. To solve this problem convincing the administratives and officials are needed. They will also be informed about the changing technologies and to use it they will get timely information and training. For increasing the use of IT in small and middle industries open source based applications will be promoted.
172. The connectivity expenses are unbearable to the small scale industries. Net connectivity should be available at a bearable rate. For flawless electricity solar energy can be used. For this government may give loan or grand.
173. The development of human resources should be based on free knowledge. The syllabus should be based on this. According to the IT@ school program, in the higher education and the academic education zone and at the administrative level also usage of ICT will be promoted.
174. Change the state data centre more safe and powerful. Knowledge collection of all departments should be connected with the state data centre.
175. The bio-technology policy declared by the Kerala bio-technology commission intends to utilize the available bio resources and higher human resources in Kerala to fulfill the global needs of bio-technological products and through that development of our state also. Along with this the policy intends to start excellent bio-technological research centers in Kerala and to modernize the institutions already started, and to develop the basic structure with the participation of private parties. The Govt. will start bio-technology parks.
176. Since last thousands of years Kerala exports coir, cashew nuts, spices, fish items, fruits and vegetables to other nations. To face the competition from the global market in this field we should use bio-technology and other new technologies to increase the quality of our products.
177. The ayurvedic medicines which are produced in Kerala cannot enter to the global market due to the suspicions about the quality and content of our medicines. Using controlled fermentation and other new technologies we can achieve quality standardization in this field. By scientific examination we can find out the lively elements in this ayurvedic medicines and by that we can find out international market for our ayurvedic medicines.
178. Tissue culture technology is useful to produce artificial medicinal plants and by that we can protect the bio diversity and industrial development. Ornamental and cash crops also can be produced by this method and by the agriculturists can get the saplings at a lower rate.
179. Using the technologies like genomix and protiomix we can make products to find out ailments and protect from it. We shall use bio technology in medicinal production at a higher level.
180. Bio informatics is the new technology which goes with hand in hand the IT and bio technology. If we start research centers in this field ample opportunities are available to get work from outside. The govt. should take steps for it.
181 Special departments and inter university centers will be started in universities and should expand which is already instituted. There are a number of possibilities for nano technology in industry and various other fields for their modification and expansion. For this purpose we should start various job oriented nano technical courses.
182. Number of tourists coming to Kerala reduced for the last two years. The causes for this will find out and to be solved and then we can increase the number of tourists will be doubled within 5 years. Within 5 years ie.2016 and 2021 we should increase the number of foreign tourists from 12 lakhs to 24 lakhs and domestic tourists from 1.3 crores to 2 crores.
183. We should organize yearly literary festivals, music festivals, theatre festivals and drama festivals in Kerala.
184. Yearly calendar for Kerala's POORAMS and festivals should be prepared. Criterion to enter to the calendar should be shaped. Accreditation should be allowed to the ritualant artists in Kerala and the details will be published in the official web. Products will be available according to the orders of the tourists in the craft villages.
185. As a continuation to the Musris, Thalassery heritage projects our old ports and spices centers like Kalady, Anakkara etc will be connected with the West Asian and European ports like the silk route, a spices route will be formed.
186. Now the tourism season was expanded from November to the first part of March. April to October will also be standardized as a full tourism season. For this purpose possibility of Monsoon season will also be used.
187. We will make an attempt to start air services from international tourism spots to Kerala directly. Tourist ships also will be attracted. From aerodromes to tourist centers qualitative transportation services will be started.
188. Basic amenities like road, drinking water ,public toilets, waste management amenities, cable, internet connectivity, safe electricity services should be made available in the tourist centers by making a master plan for it. To complete this within three years the co-ordination between the local bodies, departments and other agencies is a must. Govt. will do all the needful for that. Munnar-Alappuzha like tourism highways will be started.
189. House boats, Green houses, Ayuveda resorts, Home stays, Star hotel rooms etc will be made available according to the needs of the tourism centers.
190. Water theme parks which can accommodate 2000 persons at a time will be started.
191. In important tourism centers tourism police will be allotted. Wardens who know swimming will be deployed at water tourism centers.
192. Along with the public advertisement special publicity will be done with an aim to reach with a targeted audience. Increase in tourism from the Arab nations will make more personal relations with them and it will cause more immigration chances to us.
193. The government will pay grand to Kerala Tourism Mart to make it an important tourism business meet in the world.
194. We should increase our participation in International tourism meets and the government will pay grand to the private sector for their participation.
195. All the taxes which are related to tourism will be re-examined. Luxury taxes will be avoided when G S T execution.
196. The budget will give more money for tourism. Considering the employment opportunities from the tourism sector a percentage of money collected fom this sector will be expended for the growth of this sector.
197. KTDC is the important direct development agency of the government. It is needed a fully professional board and management. It's work will be revised basically.
198. Kerala tourism is needed nearly one lakh people for this sector per year. But per year training gets nearly 15000 persons. As per the growth more trained man power is needed .Number of trainees in KITTS, KIHMS, IHMCT and the capacity should be increased. In this sector self dependence institutions are coming. Special authorities will be organized for rating the curriculum and training. Special attention will be given to the training for tourist guides. Courses will be started in ordinary arts and science colleges.
199. Responsible tourism policy should be continued. Carrying capacity of the tourism centers in Kerala will be studied urgently. Local body members of the tourism sector will be trained centrally to make sub plan for tourism development.
200. A green protocol should be made for the tourism centers. Use of disposable articles should be curtailed. Plastic should be prohibited. For the waste management from the house boats special arrangement will be made.
201. A pilgrim tourism policy will be formed by connecting the pilgrim and cultural heritage centers. Handicraft industry will be connected with the tourism and joint festivals will be conducted. Promote farm tourism.
202. Connect the ayurveda tourism and for the development of it a consortium of this institutions will be formed and it will be connected with the foreign travel marts.
203. Interference will be done to make the big cities as metro cities. Aerodromes and metro facilities will be completed with time bound manner. City improvement programs, junction modernization, and the bye-pass work will be completed and the traffic jam will be avoided.
204. Steps will be taken for the establishment of high court bench, development of Nemom terminal, Attukal township development etc will be executed for the development of the capital city.
Development of Malabar
205. A special package will be executed for the development of Malabar which is a backward area due to historical reasons. Special attention will be given for the development areas like Kasaragod and Wayand.
206. The important tourist centers in Northern Kerala are not included in the Tourist circuit map. International tour operators are not sending tourists to northern Kerala. This weakness will be cured.
207. In the year 2017 we should supply electricity to all houses. Electricity purchasing expenses and the working expenses of electricity board will be made reasonable and thereby the rate of electricity charges will become bearable to all people.
208. By making ecological security we should make interference to start a thermal power plant which had a capacity of 1200 to 1320 MW. Parallel to this we should do the socio-industrial development programs in the plant area. If it is not possible in Kerala we will establish it near the mining area.
209. We should try for a just natural gas contract. By this we can make the Kochi LNG terminal in a workable position and to start a power plant near Brahmapuram which connected with the natural gas pipeline. Kayamkulam plant can also get natural gas.
210. Small water power plants, wind, solar etc. are the renewable power resources. The power generation from them will be sharply. Try to make the yearly increase upto 25 % and thereby in the year 2020 we can produce 10% of the electricity needed for Kerala will be produced from this sources. For this purpose the renewable power production capacity will be increased to 1500 MW in the year 2020.Roof top solar panels, solar plants in the waste lands, Solar panels in Dams, reservoirs etc. will be a main component in this. Transmission loss will be curtailed.
211. We aim to produce 500 MW power from the existing water power plants. By increasing the capacity of the existing projects, implementing new projects, renovation of the existing catchments areas, increasing the capacity of the existing ones etc. are the part of this.
212. To increase the reliability of the electricity distribution chain and to include the unstable sources the smart grid facility will be introduced step by step.
213. To increase the power efficiency of electricity and by that to influence the necessity of it a people’s campaign will be organized. The instruments which increase the power efficiency will be promoted. If this instruments are supplied free of cost, then also it is economical when compared to the establishment expenses are calculated. In all the institutions energy audit will be conducted and the wastage will be curtailed.
214. Under captive basis industrial enterprises will be allowed to establish power plants.
215. NH 47 and NH17 will be developed and strengthened like four line roads. The modernization of the MC road will be completed.
216. All the state highways and the district roads will be modernized as B.M. & B.C roads. All the uncompleted bye passes and railway over bridges will be completed on wartime basis. These will be tendered on maintenance contract. Rubberised roads will be promoted.
217. The development of the hill highway (from Trivandrum to Kasaragod) which is declared by the last LDF government as state highway will be completed soon. The seashore highway from Ponnani to Calicut will also be completed.
218. Systems which have the capability to complete the work and maintenance of the Highways and roads will be executed. If the mobile road repair units owned by the govt. is used the pits in the roads will filled soon and by that the road accidents will be curtailed. The Main roads will be tendered including the maintenance contract condition.
219. For attachment of the properties damages and rehabilitation package will be allowed. For this a new company will be established and loan from the co-operative sector will be allotted.
220. By improving the public transportation system the increase in the number of private vehicle will be curtailed and thereby the number of traffic jams, pollution and accidents also will be reduced. Eco friendly vehicles like electricity/battery vehicle, CNG buses, metro/light rails, MEMU services should be introduced.
221. An integrated program for the pathways for the cyclists, pedestrians, park chain, flyovers, subways etc. will be executed. The roads and bridges made by the state govt. will not collect toll. Illegal toll collections will be stopped.
222. Including undertaking the liabilities of KRSTC, the government will bring a total renovation package for KSRTC. It will make sureness in getting the pension of the KSRTC pensioners. KSRTC routes will be protected.
223. Renovate the water ways and inner waterways. National water way-3 (Kollam-Kottappuram) will be made in a working position. In the coming 5 years the percentage of water transport will be increased from 1% to 5 %.
224. Connecting the Vizhinjam, Kochi, Ponnani, Bepur, Azhikkode, Bekal ports a goods transportation through waterways will be started. A study will be conducted to start a high speed ferry service from Trivandrum to Kasargod. If it is practicable it will be established and there by solve the transportation problems.
225. For NW-3(Kollam-Vizhinjam, Kottappuram-Kasargod) extension the declaration of central govt. and other steps are needed. A work program for this will be formed.
226. Without any kind of provocation the police inspection is taking place against peoples who are travelling with their family members. To avoid this step by step smart road program will be implemented. Special parking places will be constructed attached with the road for differently abled persons.
227. The standard of the driving schools will be improved.
228. To put pressure on the Central govt. for doubling the Chengannoor-Piravom, Harippad-Ernakulam, Trivandrum-Nagercoil roads. Interference will be done for the electrification of Shornur-Mangalapuram railway.
229. To put pressure on the central govt. for the completion of Kanchikode Railway coach factory.
230. A company with the participation of the central railway will be formed for making the Trivandrum-Mangalore railway line, a four way line. The doubled railway line will be used as a fast track. For this purpose the participation and co-operation of railway is needed. For this pressure will be applied on the Central government.
231. Will put in pressure on the central government for the construction of Guruvayur-Thirunavaya line,shabari line, Thalassery-Mysore line, Erumeli-Punalur-Chenkotta link line, Nilambur-Nanchankode line.
232. The completion effective working of the Kochi metro, Trivandrum, Kozhikode light metros will be confirmed.
233.In Kochi Multi-mode Logistic park, and in important trade centers unified goods transportation will be enforced.
234. A development package for the Kozhikode aerodrome will be invoked with the co-operation of the co-operative sector and the pravasi malayalees.
235. Water resources department will be re organized according to river bed the work of the underwater department will be connected with it.
236. Under the leadership of the local governments with peoples participation, small water shed based water protection projects will be formed and combine it with river bed based water protection programs. Rivers itself will be used as water storage centers by using check dams and regulators. For the recharging of underwater programs will be formed.
237 Polluting the water resources will be prosecuted more severely. For human waste management special facilities will be used.
238. Approved centers will be started in local bodies for the inspection of the quality of water. With the help of the students and teachers in the higher secondary schools also this facility can be worked out.
239. The huge water supply programs will be scrutinized thoroughly. Necessary ones will be completed on a time bound manner. After the completion of the existing ones only new ones will be taken. As per the agricultural calendar the water distribution will be made more capable. The water supply will be expanded to more agricultural lands. A work program for this will be executed.
240 The work of KADA will thoroughly be re organized. A local master plan will be executed to use the employment guarantee scheme and the protection of branch kanal distributaries, field booths, big ponds etc. will be entrusted to them. New water irrigation projects like drip fertigation, micro irrigation, precision farming etc. will be promoted. Some irrigation projects are not working due to mechanical defects and they are in a destructive stage. Those will be regenerated and to be continued.
241. Water scarcity problems in the rain shadow areas should be solved. For that special programs will be started. Water scarce areas such as Kozhinjampara in Chittoor and Vadakarappathy will be allotted with the more effective water supply schemes.
242. A stable workforce will be formed to revalue the inter-state river water contracts on a time bound manner. We will not allow to include the pamba-achankovil rivers in the inter-linking river program. We will try our level best to construct a new dam in Mullaperiyar.
243. A new action plan will be formed to protect the rivers and the pollution of rivers. Pamba action plan will be executed as a wartime program. Renovation of Vembanad Kayal will be executed. At the local body level an action plan will be formed to protect the channels and mid channels.
244. Kuttanad package will be completed. To control the pollution in Kuttanad a new agri-calender will be formed and the closing of Thanneer mukkam shutter will be reduced as far as possible. To avoid drinking water scarcity Kuttanad drinking water program will be completed.
245. A facility to reuse the used water after purification will be established.
246. Expert study shows that for some cultivation 2-3 times of excess water is used for them. To reduce this sprinkler irrigation shall be used.
247. Without considering big or small all the irrigation projects will be audited socially. Strength of the source, availability, real number of customers, capacity of water supply, real position of pipe, tanks taps, quality of water, ability of water purification system, etc. will be audited through this system. Old projects will be revaluated.
248. To solve the water scarcity in cities huge projects are needed. As per the census report only 30% peoples are getting pipe water. We will increase it up to 50%. Old projects will be renovated. Purification systems will be updated.
249. Kerala Water Authority will be re organized. Unbearable liability will be avoided. Distribution loss will be reduced. Making an MOU with the government the loss will be allowed as subsidy.
250. The Jalanidhi projects execution and management will be reevaluated. A special scheme will be approved for the renovation of it.
251. More than 60% of the peoples are depending wells for their drinking water. Special attention will give to protect the wells. For the recharging and quality controlling of the wells special system will be formed to protect the wells and ponds.
252. Sewage work will be extended to the local area also.
253. For controlling the price of bottled drinking water government system will be formed for the supply of it.
254. For the promotion of waste management at source decentralized management technologies will be extended. Promote the management of bio waste at the source will be promoted. For this composting, biogas, worm composting etc will be included. Bio-waste management in houses and the kitchen garden will be connected and that will be used for safe food production.
255. For the collection of non bio waste and its safety management, resource recovery enterprises will be started under the leadership of Kudumbasree. These enterprises will be strengthened to deal the bio-fertilizer production and sales, and to deal the harmful wastes and electronic wastes.
256. For the management of solid waste training will be given to the groups. These groups will be under the control of the local bodies. I n this the residential association have a leadership role.
257. Electronic and bio-medical waste and dangerous waste will be collected and hand over to the central govt. agencies.
258. Women friendly common latrines will be established in all the public places. On every 50 kilo meter, in the highways, highway comfort stations should be established. These will be attached to the petrol pumps, High way eateries etc.
259. A campaign for ecological health protection, and waste management, like the peoples plan model, will be organized. Alternative products will be promoted for the products like plastic which is harmful for ecology.
260. The protection work of hygiene and health, will be connected with the work against global warming.
261. Stringent action will be taken against the persons who are polluting water and air and law will be enacted for it.
262. Huge projects will be formed to protect and recoup the rivers, lakes, waterbeds. For this water resource protection committees will be formed.
263. Cultured waste will be used for agriculture.
264. Emphasize will be give in the health policy for the expansion and renovation of good hospital. Annual health expenditure of the state Government at present is 0.6 % of the state production. It should increases per annum at the rate of one percent to reach 5% of the state production.
Big corporate hospitals shall be eliminated from the Health Insurance programme as far as possible and it will be limited to government hospitals and medium private hospitals. The basic amenities of the government hospitals should be increased by utilizing the share obtaining from the Insurance programme. Free treatment for cancer, kidney diseases, lever diseases, brain tumer and so on shall be ensured by using this.
The amenities in the Government health institutions shall be expanded. The staff pattern including in the PHCs shall be modified according to necessity. All the PHCs should be equipped for the in patient treatment with the co-operation of the local bodies institutions. Primary health centres shall be changed to family health centres.
Palliative care system shall be universalized. For this purpose the actions will be taken to coordinate at the level of PHCs.
The scrutiny system for the communicable diseases shall be strengthened. The complete universal immunization programme shall be implemented properly in all districts.
The health exhortation programme for the prevention and early defection of the lifestyle diseases shall be implemented with the cooperation of the local administration department, health department, community health experts in the medical colleges and professional organizations. For the monitoring and ensuring of treatment, a peoples’ network system shall be ensured.
The medicines for the treatment of diabetes and blood pressure shall be made available at cheap prices. There shall be a compulsory review check up in every three months period. The programmes for the exhortation of the people who are dissenting to use medicines shall adopt with the help of Kudumbasree for the ensuring of the continuing treatment for the transplantation of kidney, liver etc in a minimum expenditure shall be adopted.
Public health related subjects shall be included in the school- college curriculum. The clinical establishments (registration and regulation) act approved by the central government shall implement by adopting necessary amendments for ensuring the social regulation and scrutiny of private hospitals and clinical centres.
After conducting a study on labour related diseases with the co-operation of ESI hospitals, suitable disease, resistance systems should be introduced. By detection of labour related diseases in traditional sectors, importance shall be given to implement the needed treatments for it. Early intervention centre shall establish for the early finding of the diseases of the children.
Kerala public health act, Paramedical council Act, and Pharmacy Council Act shall be put into practice. Kerala nurses and midwife council act shall be amended and updated.
Strict measures should be adopted for the ensuring of quality in nursing education.
Independent buildings of its own shall be ensured for all the Anganwadies with the help of local bodies. Complementary nutritional food shall be strengthened.
Special system will be introduced in the PSC for the appointment of doctors, nurses etc in Government hospitals and medical colleges by avoiding delay after the completion of their medical training. If needed a medical service recruitment board shall be introduced.
Defects in speciality cadre and administrative cadre in Health Services shall be rectified.
Defects in the dual control by health department and the local administration institutions in the health institutions shall be rectified.
Special administrative system shall be introduced in Health services to meet the health needs of the marginalized sections like adivasis and fishermen, women and the old aged. Facilities for the health problems of the disabled shall be introduced. Procedure for controlling the use of the tobacco products shall be adopted strictly. Exising laws on the issue shall implement strictly.
Special scheme for the rehabilitation of AIDs patients shall be created special help shall be given for the rehabilitation of the patients who have undergoes the organ transplantation surgery.
Hospital upto Taluk hospitals shall become speciality hospitals. Facilities for the heart surgery and Cath-lab shall be established in those hospitals. Facilities for cancer treatment shall be doubled. Arrangement for the examinations of the disease shall be made available in Taluk level.
Vacancies of the doctors shall be filled. Pending promotions of the employees shall be made effect in a time bound manner. Facilities shall be given for the to the doctors for research. Doctors who are willing to work in the Adivasi regions shall be given special treatment and benefits.
Low cost, service oriented hospitals shall be established by co-ordinating co-operative sector and non government organizations it is called in the name of social hospitals. By co-ordinating the NGOs, the facilities for the MRI scanning shall be made available at low cost.
Research centres as per the Medical university formation committee recommendation shall be commenced under the university. KUHAS shall take initiative for conducting the continuing education programme to the doctors, nurses, pharmacists etc of the Health services. KUHAS shall help in preparing health projects of the local bodies.
Medical colleges shall be made centres of excellence. Three medical colleges shall be upgraded to the level of AIIMS.
By solving the problems facing the KSDP the production shall be more expanded. Some more pharmaceutical companies shall begin in public sector. The functions of the medical services corporation shall be improved. The treatment norms and directive principles shall be prepared with the help of professional organizations and academies and implement the same with the consensus of opinion of all concerned.
A just minimum wages and other services condition shall implement to the nurses working in the private hospitals of Kerala. Necessary actions shall be taken for their job protection.
A modern research centre for medicines shall establish by connecting the research centres in Kerala.
It shall try to reduce the mobility by utilizing Ayush system at a maximum level in health care and prevention of diseases. The basic amenities of the Ayuveda college shall be improved as per the stipulations of CCIM.
It shall be utilized the relevant Ayush system including our traditional medical system of Ayurveda in sectors such as prevention of diseases and healthcare.
The availability of the Ashtanga specialty shall be ensured by starting all clinical specialties in the district hospitals and selected two specialties in the taluk ayurveda hospitals.
An Ayurveda research institute shall be established for an all out research in the traditional medical sector of Kerala and for the scientific development of Ayurveda as an Evidence based medicine.
For finding out remedy of the scarcity of Ayurveda medicinal plants, the medicinal plants cultivation shall expand through the local co-operative societies. Schemes shall be revealed in gathering and marketing of medicines, production of value added produces etc.
An academic audit shall conduct at university level for ensuring the quality of education in the self financing medical colleges.
There shall be a Ayurveda medicines policy for Kerala for the development of Ayurveda medicine production sector, to make it beneficial for the development of the economy of Kerala, for ensuring the availability of raw medicines, for preventing the unscientific use of medicines and for encouraging the scientific use of medicines.
Manpower in the ayurveda medicine production sector shall be strengthened by conducting regular courses for medicines production technician, Panchakarma Technicians for ensuring the labour protection of those who are working in the traditional medicines sector and for the development of their skill development.
Drug inspector post proportionate to production units, senior drug inspector post proportionate to drug inspector post and additional drug controller shall be allowed for strengthening the Ayurveda drug control wing.
For the strengthening of the manpower in the Ayurveda medicines production sector regular courses for medicine production, technician course, medicines gathering training, pharmacist, Panchakarama technician shall be conducted. Priority shall be given to the traditional medical sector.
There is no government Ayurveda –Homeo dispensaries in all panchayaths. Actions shall be taken to begin such dispensaries in all panchayaths.
Kerala integrated medical practitioners bill shall be implemented.
A social health mission with the cooperation of mass organizations shall be implemented for encouraging health stimulating food, lifestyle, physical exercises sports and games, cultural programmes etc to reduce the rising morbidity in Kerala.
In the places where sidha-unani systems are in practices, there actions shall be adopted through Ayush mission to try to make available their services.
A state institute to encourage the research and development in Homeopathy and a permanent training centre to train doctors and paramedical employees shall be established. PG courses in various subjects, nursing and D pharm courses shall be started.
The ‘HOMCO’ which is functioning in Homeopathy medicine production sector shall be developed as centre of Excellence. By using the land at Homeopathy college, pharmacy college and Homeo, Medicinal plant cultivation, needed for the production of Homeo medicines, shall be encouraged.
The schemes to protect the people from the stray dogs shall be revealed.
It is to be ensured that each student acquired the maximum, in philological and mathematical ability to be achieved in each class. Now the continuous evaluation has become an exercise of giving 20 % marks in final/public exam instead of becoming a means for ensuring the student achieved a primary ability in each stage. There shall be an action plan to rectify the situation.
It shall be set right the move the undermined the curriculum reforms commenced at the time of the last LDF government. The changes in Text books and the action plans in teaching shall scrutinize strictly.
Study of mother tongue shall become compulsory from preprimary level to Higher secondary level. To improve the level of English language teaching as link language is one of the important means to make the public education institutions more attractive. Already there are many models for teaching English in Kerala for achieving skill in the languages. That shall be extended.
The study time for the students (student-teacher interaction time) shall ensure to 200 working days (1000 hours). The issue of the reorientation of the teachers- student ratio shall be examined.
The overall general structure of ITI, Poly technique, Vocational education system shall restructure as per the need of the society in obtaining big and medium level skill in our country and in foreign countries. Now it is on going that labour department, general education department and technical education department working as separate entities. This practice shall be put into a halt and instead of this an unified scheme shall be prepared to obtain a most modern technical skill training programme. Technical education shall be planned as per the national norms.
Additional skills acquisition programme of community skill parks with the participation of industry shall be restructured to more widening foundation (with the participation of public sector also) at the same time it shall follow the channel partner model approved by the skill development council. The community skill parks under the District panchayaths shall be linked with poly technique, ITIs and vocational Higher secondary school to hub and spoke model.
The attitude of the LDF towards vocational higher secondary courses is that the socially and economically backward sections are mainly studying in them. The facilities in these institutions shall updated suitable for those sections.
Now vocational students has so many hardships to enter into higher studies. By avoiding this the relationship between vocational education and higher education shall be strengthened. The students those who are not interested in going for higher education shall be given better training needed to work in various jobs in the state.
The effort to link the preschool education with the primary education shall be strengthened. The service and wage rates of the preschool teachers shall be improved and ensured in service training. Model curriculum for preschool education shall formulate immediately. The physical facilities of the preschool class rooms shall make attractive and interesting.
Schools have to be changed as public places for finding out the skills of the students and for maximum development of their skills as per their preference. Action plan shall be prepared for obtaining arts, sports and work experience education to all the students. Arrangements shall be made to give training at various centres on each item on holidays as per the school cluster.
Academic monitoring shall be strengthened. Permanent monitoring committees shall be formed by participating able and senior teachers at panchayat/ AEO/DEO level. For this a stringent action plan also be developed. The preservice and in-service trainings of teachers shall be restructured as part of implementation of the new curriculum
An action plan shall be constituted to change the teachers as researchers in academic level. The state shall coordinate as per the views of KCF 2007. Block, district, education offices shall be reorganized by giving priority to the academic supervision.
Administrative functions including appointment of teachers, post determination, transfer and promotion shall be shifted to on line system. A social media platform named class for students. (Creative, learning, assessment system for students) shall be entrusted.
Existing PTA, SMC, SMDC systems shall be coordinated and then the confusion in this systems shall be rectified. It shall be made applicable to all the recognized schools along with public schools. Short term and long term plans needed to change each school as centre of excellence.
More attention shall given to the education for the students who have to give special consideration. Plans for the improvement of the learning in these institution shall be revealed. For this, IEDC which is functioning under SSA and IED-SS under education department shall be coordinated. A comprehensive project shall be formed by connecting the functions of social welfare department, health department, disabled persons welfare department etc. State Institute of Mentally challenged functioning at Pangappara shall be changed as a state level Research Institute and it shall be in the over all leadership of all these programmes.
The management of centrally sponsored schemes such as sarva Siksha Abhiyan, Rashtriya Madhayamik Siksha Abhiyan etc shall be reorganized. By making panchayath and block level systems, this schemes shall be activised.
For the improvement of education at panchayath block and district level a comprehensive master plan shall be constituted. An action plan shall form to make available various funds to be obtained from local administration institutions, local administration department, MP and MLA funds. At least 4% of the state income shall spend for education.
Noon meal scheme in schools shall be ensured punctuality and shall be brought out at a specific model. Nutritional food shall be given as part of this.
A scheme for complete free education upto higher secondary level in a phased manner shall be implemented. Study materials, uniform food and transport facilities are all shall be completely free.
Comprehensive health and nutritional programme for the children shall be updated. Now the responsibility of this scheme is entrusted to the headmaster of school, it shall be entrusted to local bodies. The health and sports education shall be changed so as to ensure the physical strength of all students.
The printing and distribution of study materials, Text books, hand books etc shall be completed in a time bound manner.
The school system shall be reorganized as per the modern educational views. Class rooms shall be changed to the smart class rooms. 8, 9, 10, 11 & 12 classes shall have web based interactive video conferencing facilities.
School atmosphere shall be converted in to a child friendly situation. Production of organic vegetables, waste disposal project shall be implemented with the participation of students and also with the social support.
The structure and responsibilities of the supplementary institutions in the general education sector such as SCERT, CEMAT, SIET, IT @ school have to be redetermined. SCERT shall be changed to a autonomous institution functioning under the supervision of internationally and nationally well known academic experts.
Present condition of the IT@ school is excessively lamentable and inactive. IT@school shall be strengthened in a manner useful to modernize the educational sector administratively and academically by availing the services of experts in IT sector. SIET shall be combined with IT @ school.
Students in fishermen and scheduled caste-scheduled tribes sectors are still in a back ward position in studying. The reason for this is the lack of study friendly situations in their houses. As a solution to overcome the situation the nearby libraries or such other institutions shall be transformed to study homes. The students shall be given special support considering the special needs of each student.
A complete legislation shall be brought to solve the issues existing in the un-aided education sector. Wage and service conditions of the teaching and non-teaching shall be ensured to implement properly.
The benefits given to preprimary employees in government schools shall be given to the preprimary staff in the aided sector also.
For ensuring the social control and the academic excellence in the self financing institutions there would implement legal and administrative procedures.
In the university level it is impractical to follow the centralized syllabus or central syllabus. University have to create the syllabus. For satisfying the local needs these take steps to create adequate study and research programs.
Will thrust on the student projects for discovering and uplifting the students who have the qualifications and abilities to knowledge production. For creating interest to research the students would be posted in the research institutions during the period of their education. Besides this, there will be create combined multi-knowledge inter-disciplinary courses. There will be thrust on the research interests that will solve the developmental necessities of Kerala.
Will inspire to publish the journals on the basis of referring all the subjects from Kerala. For this purpose, the government will interfere with the colleges and the departments. Will provide the financial assistance also.
A new project is necessary to be implemented for the improvement of facilities and academic excellence of the arts and Science colleges. A matching grant plan to be implemented for establishing the new facilities. Will encourage these establishments to start experimental projects and will also provide financial aids. Establishments can take one fourth of financial assistance in terms of establishment charge.
Will give training to newly recruited teachers before entering the service about the laws concerned, study system, conducting of examination, evaluation, admission of students, extra curricular activities etc. High level training will be given to the teachers who are in service about study subjects and evaluation in a period of two years. According to this education schedules of the Academy and the staff colleges will be improved. Vacancies of university employees will be filled.
Will make the centres of universities to be the centres of higher education. Give full supports for new departments. Will upgrade the department libraries, museums, laboratories etc to international standards. Will make each and every universities to a higher excellence centres.
Will establish more higher education institutions in Kerala. Will pressurarise on the central government to bring higher research institutes to the state. Will ensure high standard of education to the existing institutions by providing libraries, facilities for teachers, scholarships for students, short-term visits of eminent personalities laboratories etc. Will rectify the present condition to suit the institutions as secondary to ‘STEK’ Will give the full autonomy to the above and will restrict the activities of councils within the confines of co-ordination, evaluation, taking the direction etc.
It is highly needed a high-level Bio-technology Research Institute for Ayurveda. The creation of centralized Research Laboratories are very important to science Research. Will institute this type of Research labs connected with university centres, especially Cochin University.
University libraries will be upgraded into the international standard Research centres. Old books and records will be digitalized. Will make the libraries all important study centre for Children other than a book lending Centre. Will improve the facilities of library to accommodate more and internet connectivity will be given.
Will broaden the scholarship fund with the donations and endowments other than government grant. Merit scholarship amount will be doubled.
Fellowships will be established in all the main research centres and in autonomous departments. Fellowships will be given after detailed examination of the projects within a definite period. The fellows selected from this process will also have the responsibility to participate in the development of centres they worked.
Will take the initiatives to establish an international standard institution for the purpose to co-ordinate the study and research activities in the field of arts and knowledge and to connect the wealth of different fields of arts and knowledge.
Structure of University administration like syndicate, academic council, senate and the election of members and the jurisdiction would be reexamined and make necessary changes on the basis of strict reviews.
Will ensure democratic functioning and academic autonomy in the higher education field. And will ensure the democratic rights of the students in the higher education field.
Will promote the concept of college clusters all over Kerala and will remove all the present obstacles. Will develop the clusters as instruments academic mobilization and verification and will also convert the clusters as to ensure the quality of colleges to the society.
Will make a common order with the co-ordination of distant study systems in the universities of Kerala. Will set up an open university, if needed through consensus.
Will take appropriate actions to protect the democratic rights and the freedom to organization for students, teachers and the non-teaching staffs in the self financing institutions. The universities through their on inspections should ensure that there are minimum infrastructural facilities in the self financing institutions. Necessary conditions will be stipulated to ensure that postings of teachers and employees are with the adequate educational qualifications recommended by the universities and central agencies. Will bring legislation to ensure the decent service-wage benefits to the teachers and non-teachers in the self financing institutions.
Will maintain the research institutes of Kerala so as to identify the development issues of Kerala and will promote such types of research actions. Will make the necessary corrections in the Kerala State Scientific technical Research council and other Research Institutes through deep study.
The five engineering colleges of Kerala to be heightened as institutes of Technical excellence. There will ensure the fundamental facilities with international standards.
The arrears of educational loans and the actions of banks concerned are of course creating a serious social problem. Don’t pressurise for the repayment of loans until the party gets a job. When get a job then the repayment don’t be higher than the prescribed percentage of the income. Will take the initiatives to reach that position. Will give the subsidy to the interest.
Will give the financial assistance to those who com with the new ideas from colleges and outside. Will take the initiatives to implement the new ideas that are coming from colleges and research institutes to the public and government sectors.
All the workers in the unorganized sector would be taken into the welfare networks. Will highten the number of members included in the welfare fund from 50 lakhs to one crore. All wage labourers including MNREGA workers agricultural workers, different traditional industrial workers be treated as BPL and would be included in the networks of welfare measures.
Will raise the minimum welfare pension to Rs.1000/- is the first year and then the following years the amount would be enhanced. Besides this minimum pension, There would be created a contributory pension system, there the workers especially workers with a constant income would contribute by monthly. Will ensure the distribution of welfare pension correctly. Will formulate a system that ensure the welfare pensions reach the houses concerned directly. Will take steps to expand the social security pension system.
Will ensure comprehensive health insurance to all the family members of the welfare fund members. In this comprehensive health insurance there would be included the minimum health security free those who deposit the extra premium. The comprehensive health insurance system would be expanded and the benefits would be enhanced and will ensure the benefits reach to the all beneficiaries, will initiate the steps to implement the health insurance to those who only get below Rs.1000/- as PF pension. To clear the problems faced with PF pension there would be a strong pressure on the central government.
Will implement the welfare fund to meal workers. Will take steps to include the meal workers into the confines of ESI. Will take initiatives to introduce the insurance scheme. ESI scheme will be introduced to all those who are eligible and will expand the scheme all over Kerala.
Will make the welfare fund for household workers be attractive and functionable.
Will implement the welfare fund to the low waged private temple employees. Will allow the time bound grades to temple employees.
A package would be introduced to provide employment for those workers who have lost their jobs including toddy-tapper workers, toddy shop workers and the bar workers.
Will utilize the legal systems and will propagate awareness programmes to stop the atrocities and sexual abuses against children. Will formulate Jagratha Samithi that would be included the representatives of children, parents and the local self government.
Will restructure the projects like ‘Arogyakiranam’, ‘Thaloalam,’ ‘Karunya’, ‘Ammayum Kunjum’ which have been implemented for the health protection of the children in the state. Will enhance the number of women’s and children’s hospitals and will ensure the qualities of the services of that hospitals.
Will re-launch the EMS housing project and the MN Lakshamveedu project. For the implementation. It will merge with central IAY housing project. For this firstly a special project would be formulated to take the numbers of houses which are not completed and subsequently all houses would be completed. Will permit to those who have no land to take land where they are interested. And will give to those the more amount with definite percentage as help than the actual fare value stipulated by the government. Will think the matter seriously to acquire the land the government itself for the purpose of the construction of houses for the landless. Will ensure housing for all by the five years as one lakh houses per year.
No permission to be needed to build the houses with 1000 sq feet by below 5 cents. No permit will be needed to build the houses upto 1500 sq feet with solar panels. Will exclude the house tax for the houses upto 1000 sq feet.
According to the building line the houses upto 1500 sq feet which are situating at the sea and other shores and the houses built before 2010 would be included in the CRZ compensation. Will pressurise on the centre in the cases of regions that are included in the central law.
For big housing complexes there would be planning cess. This cess amount would be used for the building of houses for the houseless.
The BPL limit in Kerala excluded major number of poor people from the ambit of public distribution system. Will distribute free ration to those families included in the AAY-BPL. Will consider the different unorganized workers and the MNRGEA workers as BPL and will deliver the free ration to them.
The Ration cards were to be renewed in 2013 are not distributed till now. The distribution of ration cards would be completed with in one year. The complaints related with them would be completely redressed.
Will equip the civil supplies corporation to intervene in market for reducing the price indexes. The Consumerfed there would be a comprehensive investigation to catch up those who have made scams and plunders and the liabilities of Consumerfed would be completed with one time action. Will take the actions to intervene in markets during the festival seasons by utlising the large number of networks of co-operative societies.
Will strengthen the Maveli stores. Next five years there would be no price rise there.
Will formulate a complaint redressal commission as propounded by Justice Wadva commission Report for resisting the speculation, frauds, black-marketeering, future trading etc in the food-grains market.
The networks of Ration shops in Kerala are not in a condition of its existence only through the limited ration dealings. So it will have to be modernised and diversified so as to enhance them as a network of controlled price market. Will intervene the state Government to rectify the irregularities and short comings that are existed in the field of gas cylinder distribution.
Will create a hunger free Kerala. Will make a project to one time food supply freely for all those who needed. Firstly it would be implemented as experimentally at the selected areas. Will take the steps to include the private sector also into the fold.
A network of accredited hotels would be created under the control of Kudumbasree to provide food articles at reasonable prices.
Other State Workers (Migrant workers)
The welfare fund for other state workers. 2010 would be revised completely and be more attractive. Will formulate a comprehensive legislature concerned with the other state workers, according to the frame works, implemented by the central state statutes.
Will formulate a social security scheme to provide the decent housing for the other state workers at reasonable prices. Will enter the other state workers into the life insurance network so as R.S.B.Y is or health security right can be utilized all over the nation.
Persons with Old Age
Will make special health systems of persons with old age at all levels from the community health centres and above.
Will universerlise ‘consolation serving’ network.
Will enhance the number of day homes for person with old age will ensure the facilities of entertainment, collective action and tiffins in the day homes. Will study comprehensively the problems relating to the persons with old age and will intervene to solve the problems.
Will implement a transgender policy which would provide the special status for the transgenders in the field of health, education and employment.
Persons with Differently abled
Will enhance the financial assistance of state government to the buds schools at higher rate. Will enhance the salary of teachers also. Will ensure the social consolation to all the students of autism. Will convert all eligible special schools to aided schools. Government will provide special financial assistance to other concerned institutions also.
Will restructure Kerala state physically handicapped corporation. Will allow the district wise offices. In the same manner, the social security mission would be restructured thoroughly. Will increase the financial assistance to orphanages.
Will allow the persons with differently abled to work with bunk in the KSRTC, District hospital, Collectorate, Taluk Office, Civil Station etc.
Will implement completely the reservation for persons with differently abled in the government / semi-government institutions.
Scheduled Caste Welfare
Possible all steps should be taken to improve the land ownership of the dalits. For this, available Puramboke land (Government outer land), surplus land etc. in each region shall be distributed immediately to the almost 22000 land less families. Atleast a dwelling for every one shall be ensured.
In the schemes in which local bodies and Scheduled Caste Development department giving financial aid for purchasing land, freedom shall be given to the dalit families to find out land of their choice and the place they like. The market value of the land, they thus finding out with in the reach of the respective local body, shall be given to them as financial aid.
If there any student in the existing houses then financial aid shall be given to construct a new room in that house as study room for the student.
In each dwelling centre necessary minimum basic facilities shall be determined. Besides this recognising the speciality of each region avoiding water logged places needs additional facilities; that also shall be determined. A special programme shall be prepared as a package to make available within the next five years in the entire dwelling areas.
By considering the fact that failure and drop out rate in studying among the dalit students is larger, facilities shall be arranged to give continuous special training within schools, itself for the students backward in study for solving the issue. Besides, wherever more than 25 dalit families are dwelling, study home scheme to study in a family atmosphere shall be originated.
Pre-metric and post metric hostels for dalit students shall be modernized. Besides, bettering food and accommodation, computer lab in hostels and internet facility in rooms also shall be ensured. In the case of post metric hostels tutors shall be posted at rate of one for every 20 students for helping their study. District Panchayath shall be entrusted the responsibility of this. District Panchayath shall make necessary rectifications after evaluating the function once in a period of three months by appointing a social audit committee.
Class rooms with the facility of multimedia, play ground, nutritional food etc. shall be ensured in the Model Residential Schools for the dalit students. High School level onwards, students shall make available their own computer. School management committee shall be formed for functioning of the Model Residential Schools.
Financial aid for studying given to dalit students shall be increased at the rate of Primary, Upper Primary students get Rs. 750 per month and High School-Higher Secondary School level students get Rs. 1000 per month. Considering cost of living this amount shall be renewed in every three years period. Students in the Graduate and Post Graduate level shall given a stipend of atleast Rs. 3000 for residing at the College Hostel. For College students computers shall be given.
Special finishing schools shall be commenced for the dalit professional students who are discontinuing their studies due to failure.
Free Laptop shall be given to the dalit-adivasi students studying in professional colleges. The same benefits shall be given to other clever students also studying in Universities.
Entire dalit families, except those who are working in the organised sector, shall be treated as BPL and ration and other benefits shall be given to them.
Guidelines for the special component scheme for dalits shall be updated by evaluating on the basis of previous experiences of the past one and a half decade.
As for the local self governments, steps shall be adopted to bring out each dalit family in their concerned locality giving special consideration in family based position in the planning and implementation of dalit development projects. Special Gramasabhas of dalits shall be held once in a year in Panchayath/ Municipal level for planning dalit development projects.
Special courts shall be established in all the districts to handle the cases under atrocities against Scheduled Caste-Scheduled tribes.
Special economic package shall be implemented to begin new industrial enterprises for the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe industrial entrepreneurs. Schemes shall be prepared to begin Scheduled Caste-Scheduled Tribe start ups in all districts.
Scheduled Tribe Development
Cluster of three to four settlements will be formed to include basic infrastructure of habitats. Roads to settlements the drinking water, electricity, solar facilities, anganwadies, housing, study house, soil conservation methods etc will be ensured for these clusters.
As implemented in Attapadi, Tribal houses will not consent in any type design, instead the needs of each house hold will be taken care of.
The in inalienable right of the tribals in the land will be protected and safety of these people will be insured. Steps will be taken to give at least one acre of land to each of the tribal families. The LSGI will give permission to cultivate barren lands identified by the panchayaths. The plantation land with out any valid lease agreement with government will be used for the cultivation by the tribals.
To ensure food security and nutritious food, land owned by tribals will be used to raise various grains and vegetables etc.
The tribal youths will be made members of the labour army and will be imparted skill training in handling agricultural machineries. All the social Welfare pensions will be distributed to the tribals. Ration cards will be given to all the tribals.
407. Those dropped out tribal students will be admitted for special trainings through social rehabilitation boarding centers to facilitate to complete the studies. Finishing school programme for two to three months will also be implemented through these centers.
408 Forest produce collection and distribution centers will be formed to collect forest items scientifically. and market the same in tribal concentrated areas.
409 Better hostel facilities, food, recreation and instructional facilities will be ensured for every tribal residential schools. Computer labs, internet facilities science lab and auxiliary facilities, extra curricular activities will also be ensured. The number of teachers and tutors will be enhanced to reduce the student - teacher ratio. Those tribal teachers will be given priority in appointment to their home stations.
410 The learning ability of tribals students of the model school and hostels will be assessed in each class and remedial teaching will be done to rectify the shortages. Special teachers will be appointed for this purpose in proportion to the number of students.
411 For those day scholars, study homes will be setup in every settlements with the help of Local Self Government Institutions. A well trained facilitator with reasonable wages will be appointed to monitor this scheme . Breakfast and dinner will be provided for the students at the study homes.
412 A good building, learning materials, nutritious food and internet facilities will be ensured for the pre-metric hostels of tribal students.
413 Periodical monthly health checkups will be ensured for every settlements. For those who need special attention will be given through nearby anganwadies and periodical distribution of Iron tablets will be ensured.
414. Basic infrastructure facilities of tribal colonies will be implemented. Facilities of the health centre in tribal areas will be enhanced. More doctors paramedical staff will be appointed.
415. Edible oil, grain, raggi, cereals etc. will be included in the ration kits in addition to rice and this will be distributed through ration shops. Biometric cards for distribution of ration will be implemented. Adolescent girls below 18 years, pregnant mothers, lactating mothers old aged people above 60 years, children below 6 years will be provided with supplementary nutritious food and delivered to their homes.
416. More powers will be given to the settlements. Decisions with respect to settlement. will be maid mandatory in the Local Self Government Institutions. The settlements will be given authority to conduct social audit of every development activity carried out in the settlements. An executive committee will be formed for the settlements. And members of the executive committees of settlements will become the tribal Gramasabha of the Panchayath.
417 Every year a status report of the position of tribals will be prepared by the State Government. The progress of the plan expenditure its physical achievements and weaknesses will be reviewed in the report. The expenditure with respect to each block will be also given. This report will be placed for social audit before the Adivasi organizations, community base organizations, political parties and representatives of oorushba.
418 The means to extend help from the Government to the dalit Christians are through the converted Christians Development Corporation. The present function of this corporation is deplorable. Steps will be taken to improve its functioning.
419 The educational benefits available to the SC Student will be extended to the Dalit Christians also. The non plan fund earmarked for the educational benefits of dalit Christian will be doubled to disburse the benefits.
420 As in the case of scheduled caste families, the loan waiver scheme will be extended to the Dalit Christians as well.
Backward Class Welfare
421 More funds will be placed for the Backward classes Development Corporation. The educational assistance according to Kumarapillai commission will be enhanced. Steps will be taken to address the problems of Tulu Christians of Kasaragod. Back ward classes Development Department will be strengthened.
422 The Paloli committee report drafted according to Justice Sachaar Committee report will be implemented. Permanent grant will be sanctioned to Hajj committee. The assistance to Waqf board will be enhanced.
Forward Communities Development Corporation
423 Those temples which are not under the control of the Devaswom boards will be given assistance for modernization. Reasonable wages will be given to the priests of those temples. Action will be taken to protect the economically backward people of the forward communities and necessary funds will be earmarked for this.
Gender and Development
424. A separate department will be formed for women. In addition to the schemes coming under the department, gender audit and co-ordination of all women development schemes of other departments will be entrusted to this ministry.
425. The women employment ratio from the current level 15% will be enhanced to 18 %. To facilitate this skill development schemes and employment incentives and concurrent monitoring will be put in place. Project will be taken up to generate employment outside traditional industries under women component plan.
426. The housing and land to the landless will be given in the name of women beneficiaries or to joint holders with women.
427. The welfare scheme of home based women workers will be extended to cover more beneficiaries. The services of home nurses are become more organized now. Such a system should be evolved for home based workers also.
428. For those women going abroad employment will be registered and constant contact with them will be established through a proper mechanism.
429. The employers will be made mandatory to provide good toilets, resting places, crèches, travel support, proper working time, safety measures, and anti-sexual harassment committees. Gender auditing will be conducted to make the government office women friendly and concurrent monitoring for implementing the suggestions of this audit.
430. The hospitals be made women friendly and labour rooms will be modernised. Safety and privacy will be maintained in labour rooms.
431. Gender auditing and gender budgeting will be re-introduced in the state budget . 10% of the allocation will be earmarked for special projects for women in the budget. A separate statement will be included in the budget speech regarding this.
432. Protection of children from sexual offices Act (2012), Protection of women against domestic violence act (2005), prevention of sexual abuse at work places act (2013)etc will be implemented in letter and sprit to reduce the atrocities against women local governments will be entrusted to implement women Friendly y projects.
433. Stay homes modern rehabilitation centres for women will be started. More short stay home will be established with the help of voluntary organizations.
434. The functioning of the state women commission will be reviewed in the light of views of the past chairpersons and measures will be taken to improve its functioning. The relationship with Jagratha samithi and the commission will be strengthened.
435. The concept of Gender park for the overall development of women will be reoriented. The Gender park will be facilitated to impart skill development, employment training and lively hood activities.
436. A permanent Legal Gender training centre will be established. Judicial officers, Councilors, Protection Officers, Advocates, registered with Legal Services Authority, Para Legal Volunteers will be trained. Law will be enacted to prohibit harassment in public places. The number of women constables will be enhanced. A act to ensure right over the marital property will be passed.
437. A centre of excellence will be established for women study and counseling
438. A special scheme will be started to protect the poor widows.
439. Kudumbasree will be designated as the official neighborhoods of the State Government for giving financial assistance. The number of existing membership of 50% of the families will be increased to 75% . Kudumbasree will be designated as the common fora for implementing the Central /States/and Local Government anti-poverty programs. The allocation for last 2 years was only rupees 50 core / year. This will be enhanced to rupees 150 cores.
440. The Loans for Kudumbasree will be given from banks at an interest rate of 4 %. The subsidy for the reduced interest rate will be given to the Banks by the State Government.
441. The arrear in revolving fund, subsidy for group farming, assistants for Ashraya beneficiaries and assistance for micro express will be disbursed immediately .
442. The corruption in Kudumbasree activates will be investigated comprehensively and punishment will be given to those culprits. Those officers who were not women friendly in their discharge of duties will be retrenched. The mission will be reorganized in a transparent way by taking in to account of their experience as well.
443. Those who are in debt trap due to the activities of self employment schemes will be helped to come out of it. Necessary modification will be made in the organization and activities of self employment projects to rectify the defects.
444. Market will be ensured by the Government for the products of Kudumbasree. Branded stores will be started in every Panchyath and cities. Priority will be given by the Civil supplies Corporation for Kudumbasree products.
445. Aasraya project will cover more beneficiaries. Total social security will be ensured for the whole family under this project.
446. A state level co-operative bank will be formed by integrating the District and State Co-operative Banks.
447. Comprehensive plans for agriculture development will be formulated in co-operation with local self government institutions. Loans to the tune of 70% will be disbursed in agriculture sector. Agricultural producer companies and agriculture entrepreneurs will be supported with liberal loans. Byelaws will be amended to disburse the loans for the allied activities of agriculture.
448 The surplus funds of the co-operative sector will be placed for taking up social development programmes conceived either at district/state level Local Self Government Institutions. As the funds used for EMS housing scheme, the excess funds will be utilized for the infrastructure development activities.
449 A committee will be formed at the Panchayat level to extend short term loans for the paddy and horticulture activities and to provide marketing facility . President of the primary co-operative bank ,secretary of the bank ,agriculture officer, panchayat president and secretary etc .will be members of the committee.
450 The state co-operative banks where the accumulated loss exceeds its own fund will be replenished by enhancing the state government’s share capital. The bad debts with the banks will be rephased to standard loans.
451 Core banking network will be put in place by networking the co-operative banks of the state. The cheque books and signatures will be examined through online and money will be transferred through this network.
452. To put an end to the blade mafia, co-operative sector will be strengthened and Kudumbasree will be entrusted for establishing distribution and collection net work.
453 The youth co-ordination councils established in the local self-government institutions, youth co-ordinators and youth centres will be strengthened. Youth co-ordination councils at the district level will be formed for ensuring youth participation in development. The activities of youth welfare board will be made effective.
454 The activities of sports council and youth welfare board will be streamlined. A mechanism will be formed to co-ordinate labour department, education department, culture department and social justice department of the state government. The Kerala Youth Forum will be restructured as the largest gathering of youth in the state.
455 The Employment exchange will be restructured from the very bottom to top. The Employment exchange will be made a very strong organ to co ordinate all the employment and educational opportunities including those in private sector as well.
456 The undeclared ban on appointment will be withdrawn. Reducing the staff strength will be discontinued. Appointment orders for those received advice memos will be ensured within 90 days. The vacancies will be reported to PSC within 10 days of the occurrence of the vacancy.
457. People’s participation and transparency which was absent in the democratic decentralization will be reintroduced. To facilitate legal sanction for people’s participation and transparency law will be amended . Gramasabhas will be made effective . The Resident’s Associations, Kudumbasree Ayalkoottoms, men self help groups will be made the subsidiary organizations of Gramasabha. The agenda of the Gramasabha meeting will be circulated to the sub organizations prior to the meeting.
458. To co-ordinate and improve various tiers of the Local Self Government, it should be governed under one department. The Panchayath, urban development, rural development will be placed under one ministry, one Secretary and common cadre.
459. The parallel bodies in the area of urban local bodies like development authorities are against the sprit of decentralization and local administration. Most of such parallel organizations will be withdrawn
460. The right to information, right to services and citizens charter etc will be implemented earnestly. People centred administration will be delivered through local self government institutions.
461. Decentralized training organizations will be formed at district and regional levels and effective training will be planned in this sector . The training curriculum for the local self government institutions and various departmental training curriculum will be rationalized.
462. ISO Certification will be ensured for the Local Self Government institution offices in a time bound manner.
463. The Act for formulating the District plan will be withdrawn. The guide lines issued by the town and country planning for formulating district plan is against the sprit of decentralization and this will be rectified .
464. District planning committee will be strengthened. The District Collector who is made the appeal authority on the plan disputes will be replaced. The authority to formulate district plan will be vested with district planning committee. A authority to verify and accord sanction to project document of the Local Self Government will be vested with District Planning Committees.
465. Maximum ceiling will be imposed for spending in road and infrastructure sector and minimum ceiling will be given for the productive sector.
466. In addition to the State budget share to the Local Governments, they will be given freedom to mobilizes additional resources through own funds are other sources. In certain instances Government will give guaranty for the Local Self Government Institutions to avail themselves of loans.
467. The disbursal of grant in aid to the Local Self Government Institutions in twelve equal installments will be restored.
468. Comprehensive water shed development plans integrating soil, water and biomass will be implemented.
469. Agricultural labour armies of those youth who are willing to work in the area of agriculture and handles agricultural industrial implements will be formed. Permanent income as well as social welfare measures will be extended to the members. They will be made part of service centre to deliver all technical services related to agriculture.
470. A mass peoples campaign on the basics of plan implementation will be organized. All the programs of various sector will be made part of the campaign. Mainly water management, Jaivakrishi, employment guaranty will be the main theme of this peoples campaign. The environment and commitment created through this campaign will place decentralization to a new height.
Welfare of Non-resident Keralites
471 Assistance to those who seeks employment abroad will be disbursed. Discrimination in charging higher airfare etc will be taken up with Govt. of India and earnest efforts will be taken to rectify the same. An Aviation Company of the state will be formed. Measures will be taken to bring out a comprehensive welfare and incentive programmes for the migration.
472 The state govt. will inform the potential employment seekers about the appointments. Finishing schools, loans to the migrating people etc. will be made available by the State govt.
473 A detailed data bank will be prepared for the non-resident people. Those permanent residents of the foreign countries especially the western countries will be provided with measures to learn Malayalam and familiarize our cultural values. The activities of Malayalam mission for teaching the Malayalam language will be extended .
474. Global meets of regional nature of non resident malayalees organizations and interactions will be held in every year.
475. A scheme will be launched to help and support those non-residents who were laid up due to illness, those who were retrenched from employment etc. in co-ordination with non resident organizations. In those countries were the malayalee population is higher, an officer will be posted to look after this scheme. The delay in transporting the dead bodies to the home land will be addressed. A panel of advocates will be formed to give legal support to those jailed, those involved with cases and to those who were denied these legitimate rights.
476 Facility will be provided to those who returned from the foreign countries to register in advance with NORKA and to discuss their problems. Those who returns prior to their employment period abroad will be rehabilitated through special mechanism.
477 Appropriate schemes will be formed to attract the experience and savings of the non-residents for development sector.
478.Kerala Development fund will formed. Those who are willing to deposit in any of government announced enterprises, will get a right for employment according to their qualification while returns from abroad. A deposit which ensures employment when returns from foreign employment will be very attractive.
479. In addition to the development fund, industrial ventures will be started jointly with state government and non resident investors as in the model of INKEL
480. An agency will be formed to interact with the non resident and professional investors before they are leaving from their employment abroad for starting their enterprises. Special loans will be pooled for those units and single window clearances for starting the units will be done.
481. Government will support cooperatives of non residents.
482. A scheme will be formulated to channelise the donations from non residents for improving the health and education instructions. For every rupee of such donation equal amount will be given by the government for the development scheme.
483. To have warm engagement with the non resident entrepreneurs, Kerala non residents chamber of commerce will be formed. Separate chamber will be formed for different group of countries. Cordial relations with the Kerala chambers of Commerce will be developed.
484. Non resident professional organizations will be formed for each foreign country. These organizations will be linked with the research organizations and industrial units of the state.
485. Separate wings will be formed in NORKA for those who retuned from abroad and employed in other states in India. Separate subject desks will be formed in NORKA for the non residents. Management of these actions will be entrusted with professionals.
486. The activities of welfare fund will be improved. Returns for the deposits and retirement benefits will be enhanced.
487. Budget support for the NORKA will be enhanced. A definite percentage of the foreign Deposits to the state will be given for the welfare of non residents.
488. The institution formed by the LDF government to receive interest free deposits is not functioning now. This institution will be rejuvenated and developed.
489. When the non residents are compelled to return to the state due to legal issues they will be supported with liberal Loans to start self employment ventures with the help of financial institutions.
Arts, Culture, Media
Activities of Language Institute, Malayalam University and Institute of Children’s Literature will be expanded to make up the lack of knowledge books, children’s literature etc.
The project “A Book for Every Child” will be implemented to instill interest in students in public schools interest in reading Malayalam and to establish class room libraries in order to ensure expansion of reading in society.
Necessary amendments will be made in Library Act to utilize possibilities of IT and New Media. A beginning will be made for a total reading movement on the lines of total literacy movement to convert library into an arena to attain skill in IT and to intervene in information exchange through it. Grant to libraries will be increased to three times the present rate. Honorarium of Librarians will be so raised as to lead a reasonable life. A new scheme will be formulated to digitalise rare books in libraries.
Facilities to promote arts in schools will be strengthened. Art teachers will be appointed in government schools. The manual of school art festivals and the way they are organised will be reformed in toto. They will be made less expensive, decentralized, competitive character will be turned down. Schemes will be formulated to convert schools into centres to study out on evening and holidays.
Sahithya Academy will be reconstituted on the lines of Central Sahithya Academy. Regional Literary Societies are to be given grants. Welfare programmes are to be initiated for writers. Translation to and from other languages has to be facilitated. Literary festivals to be organised in Kerala different from the traditional ones.
Folklore Academy will be facilitated for formal and informal researches. An extensive and well equipped Folklore Museum will be established. Funds will be made available to hold music and drama festivals at important centres of Kerala.
A permanent place will be set up for film festival at Trivandrum. Financial assistance to Film Festivals will be increased. Government financial assistance will be given to local film festivals. Permanent galleries will be formed at important cities in the State. Financial assistance will be given to artists for painting exhibition. Financial assistance to Kochi Binale will be continued.
Government financial assistance will be given to Associations and Clubs. A separate cell will be formed at Kerala Music Drama Academy to help them to get help from Central Academies. Special assistance will be made available to Art Associations to present original dramas. Documentation will be made a special responsibility of Kerala Music-Drama Academy.
Opportunity to know the original culture, history and life of Kerala will be created. A scheme will be formulated for a cultural corridor as general sites where common awareness is created through art, science and education.
Activities of Kalamandalam will be expanded, reformed.
On the basis of new multi level perspectives about museums their chain will be established.
Welfare fund will be made effective for local level journalists.
A common format will be made for learning courses for media activity in the State. History and culture of the State will be included in subjects for study. The syllabus will be reformulated with the perspective of media activity for social work.
In the curriculum from upper primary level media literacy will be included.
State government will take up expansion of basic facilities for media studies as a commitment. For this purpose a general Achieves of all media material with libraries, institutions, organisations and individuals at present will be created. This will be made an arrangement for reference of student, researchers and those interested in knowledge.
Separate departments will be started in Universities for media studies. Degree and Post Graduate courses will be organised in this field.
Utilising posts of Electricity Board a Digital Kerala Network will be established. Through this Internet connection will be made available within five years at houses for Rs. 100, at small scale commercial institutions for Rs. 300 and at industrial institutions for Rs. 1000. Special consideration will be given for cable operators and rent for them will be reduced.
Malayalam and Language Technology
Measures to make Malayalam the official language will be expanded. Intervention will be made to implement e-governance in Malayalam. All rights of linguistic minorities will be protected. All facilities for study and use of their language will be ensured.
Measures will be taken to make Malayalam the court language on the basis of Narendran Committee recommendation. Opportunity to write in Malayalam examinations for employment in Kerala Medical-Engineering Entrance examinations. Arrangement will be made to submit even research papers in Malayalam.
Study of Malayalam will be made compulsory upto degree level. Encouragement will be given for study in Malayalam medium. From primary level Malayalam computing will be made part of studies.
Malayalam University will be made the institution to identify changes occurring in the field of knowledge and to make interventions to bring them into Malayalam. Activities of Malayalam University will be reoriented in such a way as to identify comprehensively possibilities of applying and developing language and utilize them. For this purpose all other Universities, all cultural institutions and organisations will be linked up. Translation among Indian languages will be encouraged to the maximum.
Steps will be adopted to resist communalization of language and to modernise use of language ensuring democratic equality on the basis of gender equality, rejection of caste, secularism and diversity in expression.
Intervention will be made to make available in Malayalam works on science, philosophy etc. of world standard. Encouragement will be given to plurality helping translation of works in languages in third world countries. For this purpose a translation policy will be formulated. Steps will be taken to bring institutions like Language Institute in this direction. Steps will be taken to bring out new research papers in Malayalam.
Steps will be taken to make Malayalam a basic language of computer and mobile phone.
For tribal languages spoken only in Kerala there is no organised protection outside Kerala. Protection and expansion of linguistic rights of these people will be ensured. Facilities will be made for linguistic minorities including tribals to carry out education and other activities in their language. For these people Malayalam will be given in place of second language.
Steps will be initiated to make workers from other States in Kerala equal citizens and to make them part of the cultural and political mobility of Kerala for which purpose a literacy movement will be initiated to make them literate in Malayalam.
Arena of Sports
Facilities will institute in a time bound manner to hold international sports competitions. A master plan will be prepared for this.
Interventions will be made to build a 200/400 meter track and connected ground for get training in all Grama Panchayats and Municipalities.
Sports hostels are functioning in schools and colleges under Kerala Sports Council for various sports items. Amount given for their up keep will be increased and the facilities will be upgraded to this level of SAI Sports hostels.
A extensive programme will be formulated to utilize sports arena for protection of public health.
Sports and the scientific disciplines connected with it is expanding day by day. Arrangements will be made to effectively utilize discoveries in science disciplines allied with sports.
After Inter-university competitions a united University team will be selected and a plan will be implemented to make them participate as a team in Inter-state League championship competitions.
A project will be implemented to fine tune the geniuses discovered in village sports and make them professionals. Training camp will be started with the winners in Keralotsava competitions. Plans will be formulated to give employment to sports stars every year.
Sports teams will be formed in public sector-government institutions in Kerala. Arrangements will be made to pave the way for smooth advance by uniting sports field in rural Kerala. For this Grama Panchayat Sports Councils which started functioning in some Panchayats during the period of implementation of Peoples’ Planning Programme.
Steps will be taken to democratically reconstitute Sports Councils. The arrangement will be converted as one having roots below district level as well.
Sports clubs used to play most praise worthy activity in sports field in Kerala. A plan to fund sports clubs will be started.
Special training centres will be started aimed at Olympics in 2024. Selection of sports persons to this project will be done from Keralotsavam, the athletic meet organised for Universities in Kerala, School Athletic meet, State Junior Athletic meet organised by the Association and sports persons invited for special selection.
Sports act brought in the LDF government will be reintroduced after uploading it. It will be ensured that democratic criteria are maintained in it.
Present government has kept in abeyance measures to be adopted on physical efficiency project, education curriculum and Sports Commission Report. Action will be taken to implement proposals of Sports Commission Report.
Martial arts like Kalarippayattu will be encouraged.
Sports Directorate and Sports Councils exist as two entities. By rejuvenating the democratic nature of sports council they will be converted into a single rock model and a model for India as a whole.
The present physical education curriculum (BPEd, MPEd, NIS Coaching Diploma) will be reorganized. Steps will be taken to raise the level of learning.
Measures will be adopted to bring G.V. Raja Sports School, Kannur Sports Division and Ayyankali Sports School under Sports Council. Special intervention will be there for educational facility for physical education students. Intervention be made also to ensure employment to them.
A long term training project will be formulated to identify geniuses by imparting primary training to students at different levels in Kerala. An extensive sports website will be initiated enclosing all information related to sports sector in Kerala. All information regarding tournaments in Kerala, coaching facilities etc. will be made available in it.
Kerala Free from Corruption
A big popular campaign will be started against corruption and inefficiency. In order to ensure an unadulterated civil service and uncorrupt public activity comprehensive changes will be made in Prevention of Corruption Act and Kerala Lokayuktha Act. The present arrangement is inadequate to provide transparent and convincing data about the assets of public workers and to throw light among the people of their wealth in other states or countries. A Commission will be appointed to examine all these matters and submit suggestions within three months. Vigilance will be made an independent agency of enquiry. Suggestions for these will also be subject of consideration by the above mentioned Commission.
All permits given by UDF government in the final year 2015 allowing to fill up paddy fields and exemptions from urban planning specifications will be subjected for reexamination.
E-tender will be made compulsory for all construction activities. E-procurement arrangement will be implemented.
Monitoring arrangement on the model of PMGSY will be made compulsory for all construction work. All construction work will be brought into GIS platform and photo showing progress will be made available for people to see. Social audit will be made compulsory.
All departments will prepare citizen right document on a local level. Every year social audit will be conducted about the working of government offices on a local level.
Law and Order and Police
Will strongly intervene to improve law and order situation. Will strongly confront communal campaigns and attempts to promote such conflicts. Strong action will be adopted against anti-social elements like land mafia, blade mafia, goonda gangs, liquor-drug peddling groups and sex trafficking groups and ensure peaceful life.
Law and order and crime investigation will be separated. For this separate arrangement will be created in all police stations.
Citizen Right document will be published in police stations.
Janamaithri security project will be extended to all police stations. Kerala student police cadet project will be implemented extensively. Janamaithri arrangement will be effectively implemented with the support of Resident’s Association. It will be ensured that police will behave politely with people and violation of human rights would not take place in lock-ups.
A women’s battalion will be established in the State. Number of women’s police will be increased at the rate of 15 percent of total police force.
State Industrial Protection Force will be formed.
A police contingent will be formed specially trained at State-level to prevent traffic accidents and control them. Possibility of corruption will be avoided by establishing cameras and routing traffic fine collection through electronic arrangement.
A digital petition monitoring arrangement will be implemented so that all the public get information about action taken as complaint submitted to police.
State anti-terrorist task force will be formed by unifying the commando wing, internal security intelligence wing and internal security investigation wing. Ability to handle cyber crime will be created in police force.
Modernisation will be implemented in jails.
Fire and Rescue Service will be modernised and the strength of the force will be increased.
Steps will be taken to solve problems of paramilitary sections. Will intervene to solve issues of Home Guards.
Basic facilities of courts will be increased in a time bound manner.
Liquor has formed into a serious social menace in Kerala. What LDF government will adopt is a policy helpful to reduce step by step availability and use of liquor. There will stronger intervention from the side of government to encourage abstinence of liquor. For this purpose a very broad popular awareness campaign will be given shape to on the lines of literary movement. De-addiction centres will be established. Co-operation between the committee for abstinence of liquor and government will be strengthened.
Like liquor, ganja and drugs are becoming a social evil on a wide scale. Very stringent measures will be adopted against them.
Awareness against liquor will be included in classes 8-12 in schools. The age limit to use liquor will be raised to 23 years.
State government will increase budget expenditure substantially from today’s level to 17-18 percent of State income. But State’s tax income will be increased at the same rate reducing to the maximum or totally wipe out revenue deficit. Money raised as loan will be spent for capital expenditure. Outside the budget loans on a big scale will be availed through special development agencies and infrastructural facilities will be expanded. What LDF government will adopt will be such a progressive finance policy.
Basic criterion to increase taxes is to do away with corruption. For this purpose a second edition of corruption free Valayar will be implemented. Unauthorised interventions in tax regime will be put an end to.
A trade friendly policy will be followed. All cases against traders who have not taken full registration in spite of sale expenditure exceeding of Rs. 60 lakhs will be withdrawn and an amnesty scheme will be introduced for them. Like this thousands of crimes of tax leakages and irregularities have been identified in CAG reports. Examining these a one time settlement procedure will be implemented for each such type. Social audit will be done in tax offices with co-operation of traders. E-governance procedure which ensures transparency will be strengthened.
The software existing at present given shape to 7-8 years back has not advanced even a bit. On the basis of experience so far a number of defects have been identified. This software will be modified in toto. Using the extensive amount of information available through e-governance effectively evasion of tax will be prevented.
Return scrutiny will be made complete. Assessing how many persons are required for it, if necessary more officials will be appointed. If mistakes are observed on preliminary examination, it is desirable that those who scrutinise do the audit visit.
Internal audit wing will be strengthened. By expanding internal audit wing counter check will be made universal and that way tax income will be increased substantially.
A separate data mining section will be created at the headquarters screening and examination of returns will be reviewed strictly and efficiency will be increased.
It is certain that GST will be beneficial for Kerala. All stake holders will be consulted and arrangement will be made to implement the new tax regime.
The moves to slap one percent additional tax for the for producing states and to provide in the constitutional amendment the maximum GST rates will be resisted. The power to fix tax rates should be left to Inter-state council. A change is necessary in the situation that no decision can be taken without the support of the centre.
Comprehensive modernisation of treasury will be implemented. Not only core-banking, the treasury will be modernised in form and content. ATM facility will be established. Pay and pension will be through treasury savings bank account. By that a sizeable cash balance of pay will be available for the ways and means adjustment of the government. The scheme of sanctioning new capital expenditure projects proportionate to mobilization of treasury deposits in various consequences will be restored. If not specially permitted, government departments and quasi-government agencies will have to keep their money in treasury itself.
Schemes will be formulated to take loans outside budgets. The most important of it will be the agency to modernise the main State-District roads. Public sector institutions will be empowered to take loans for their expansion. The joint venture for Railway development will be expanded. The housing project with the local bodies resorting to loans will be resumed.
Co-operative societies have a big surplus. Absence of the reasonable usage, affect their financial state as well. Using this fund a special Company will be launched for rural infrastructural development on the basis of annuity scheme. Since it is annuity scheme it is certain that societies will get back principal and interest regularly.
Financial procedures will be simplified. Once proper schemes are prepared before the budget and approval obtained, then there will be no intervention of Finance department. Such projects will be particularly documented in the budget papers themselves. There will be no obstacle to start implementing them from April 1 onwards. Time bound studies will be done about procedures and necessary changes will be made.
Once CAG report is presented to the Assembly, within two months the report will be presented as to the remedial measures adopted.
Once Public Accounts Committee takes its decision, Action Taken Report has to be submitted within two months. The reports so completed will be discussed in the Assembly. Stringent action will be taken against those officials who make lapses in the procedure. PWD, Irrigation departments have a permanent style of making remedial action on CAG Report irrelevant by making inordinate relay in the procedures. Excess expenditure has to regularized in the next year. Action has to be taken against those departments which make lapses in it.
The practice of providing finances to the Panchayaths in advance in 12 monthly installments will be resumed.
It has become a regular practice to announce big schemes without any conception of expenditure to be incurred in future. Any scheme which takes more than a year should be sanctioned only after preparing a work expenditure plan for five years. It will be ensured that amount necessary for implementing the scheme in coming years will be included in future budgets.
There will be a shift to outcome budget system. Not only whether amount was expended or not in each scheme, there will be continuous verification of physical achievements as a result of that expenditure and the consequences there on. If there is a preparation of two years Kerala can go over to outcome budget.
Gender budgeting will be resumed. A document about it will be presented in Assembly along with budget.
An environment appraisal report about previous year will also be presented to the Assembly. At present only a review of the money expended now and a scheme about financial future alone are presented along with budget at present. Budgets in Kerala will be made women and environment friendly.
Interest of private money lenders will be fixed as 3 percent higher than bank interest. In order to control private lenders a flow-less and harsh registration regime will be established. A complaint redressal forum will be established in every district under the leadership of a judicial officer against those demand runaway interest. This committee consisting of MP, MLA, Judicial Officers and Police representatives will examine issues that crop up and submit a report to the Judicial Officer.
Steps will be taken to make minimum daily wage Rs. 500/-
Steps will be taken to raise honorarium of Anganwadi workers, Asha workers, cooks and other scheme workers has also palliative Nurses in Panchayths. Though UDF government had increased honorarium of Anganwadi workers, no amount was set apart for it. This burden is thrust upon LSGIs.
State government will intervene in the service-wage conditions to regulate the working conditions and to introduce minimum wages to the workers in super-markets, shopping malls and similar institutions.
RSS is engaged in the attempt of undermining reservation that is intended to bring up socially backward sections of people. LDF stands firm that present level of reservation to SCs, STs and those who are educationally and socially backward. It has to be ensured that deserving reservation benefits will accrue to each community. Along with that the poor in forward committees have to be assured 10 percent reservation. To implement these two things, proper constitutional amendment is necessary. LDF will strive to implement such a constitutional amendment.
SC-ST reservation has to be extended to the private sector as well.
LDF considers that the demand that Dalit Christians should get the benefit of SCs is just. While implementing this in practice, steps must be taken to protect fully the benefits being enjoyed by existing SCs. In this matter steps will be taken to arrive at a consensus after discussing the matter with their organisations.
Steps will be taken after examining the complaint about reservation among Nadars in various religions.
The report of Administrative Reforms Commission with E.K. Nayanar as Chairman will be implemented. A Supervisory Commission will be deputed to ensure that this is completed in a time bound manner.
Strict criteria will be adopted for transfer of all officials. Employees will be redeployed on the basis of scientific review of work. Participatory Pension Scheme will be reviewed.
The recommendation of Pay Revision Commission that pay revision be made once in 10 years will be rejected.
A State Civil Service Cadre will be formed including the Secretariat. For that a general understanding will be arrived at after discussions with all Service Organisations.
The Secretariat level in the form of Directorate system as in Central government, a decentralized and effective arrangement will be introduced. If employees have any difficulty in this connection it will be solved.
LSGD Engineering wing will be made an integral part of LSGIs.
Administrative manuals will be comprehensively reformed.
It will be utilized to the maximum to make administration more transparent and efficient. Amendment of rules will be introduced on the basis of e-governance-m-governance.
Facility will be installed to find solution to doubts and objections through secure e-mail putting an end to the system of raising queries and sending back memoranda. Necessary number of service centres will be arranged for people. In these service centres, services of all government departments will be available. A facility to overview this centre will be established and corruption will be minimised.
A PTD (Proposal to Disposal) facility will be created in the proper form. Once an enterprise is mooted the target of 60 days for approval and 90 days for implementation will be introduced.
Arrangement will be made to render all cases upto the district court level in Malayalam. In order to dispose of cases quickly vacancies in judiciary will be filled up.
Outdated laws will be cancelled. Others will be updated. For this all proposals suggested will be urgently examined and those which can be accepted policy-wise will be implemented in a time bound manner. The Law ministry will prepare a five year programme for this.
The Civil Right Protection Act will be enacted. Marginal societies and women will be ensured complete civil rights.
There have been complaints about some cases existing at present for establishing shrines. They will be examined and solved.
Arrangement will be made to get a decision at government level within 30 days on all complaints and issues. A committee with people’s participation will be created to ensure a just decision and clarity if a complaint or demand is rejected.
A comprehensive law will be enacted regarding rights, working conditions, social security, preventing exploitations etc. of domestic labour.
Family courts will be established in all Taluks. Environmental court/tribunal will be established.
Healthy labour relations will be developed. Stringent action will be adopted against unhealthy trends like ‘nokkukooli’ (wage for looking on, not working). LDF government will adopt an approach against proposed amendments by Central government to Labour laws. Trade laws will be amended ensuring labour and income.
What this election manifesto envisages are schemes that can be implemented by a State government standing firm on the side of the people, taking into consideration the situation existing in Kerala and working within the limitations that the federal structure of the country imposes. Work will be started by preparing a calendar to put these schemes into practice immediately after assuming power. Every year work done will be reviewed and discussed with people and future programme will be planned after taking their opinions also into consideration. LDF envisages through this to achieve the goal of “we need a new Kerala, secular, corruption free and developed Kerala” through this. Everybody who loves the land is requested to ensure success of LDF candidates to put this goal into action.
LDF State Committee