The Assembly Committee on the welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes will recommend to the State government to implement a comprehensive package for the infrastructure development of Panampukad Ambedkar village within Mulavukad village limits.

The committee chaired by V.P. Sajeendran, MLA, held a discussion at the government guest house before visiting the village on Tuesday.

The committee will also recommend to give immediate approval to the ring road project worth Rs. 17.50 crore proposed by the Goshree Islands Development Authority linking Mulavukad, Vallarpadam, and Panampukad. People residing in the water logging-prone wards of the Mulavukad panchayat should be given minimum transportation facilities. Intervention is needed to resolve the drinking water issue as well, the committee observed.

People of at least five panchayats are facing transportation and drinking water-related problems. The ideal solution is the implementation of a comprehensive package with the involvement of all agencies concerned. As a prelude to this, a meeting chaired by the District Collector will review the problems. Mr. Sajeendran said that problems of Panampukad village will be brought to the notice of the Chief Minister.

Earlier at the meeting, Mr. Sajeendran said that no attempts were being made to exclude anyone from the existing Scheduled Caste list. Representatives of Scheduled Caste organisations said that a certain per cent from the MLA and MP funds should be spent on Scheduled Caste-centric areas.

Committee members A.P. Abdullakutty, N. Shamsudeen, Purushan Kadalundy, V.M. Ummar, I.C. Balakrishnan, and K. Ajith and Additional District Magistrate E.K. Sujatha attended the meeting.

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