Staff Reporter

District meet adopts resolution

Calls for implementation of Sachar report

Urges government to amend Abkari Act

Kozhikode: The district conference of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has urged the State government to take efforts to set up a non-polluting and job-generating industry on the land belonging to the defunct Mavoor Rayons here.

A resolution to this effect was adopted at the conference which entered the second day on Monday. The Mavoor Rayons factory was shut down in 2001 during the UDF rule. Earlier the government had taken efforts to take over the land but the management sought a stay from the High Court of Kerala. Soon after assuming charge, the LDF government also tried to establish a new industrial unit there. The Grasim management now has approached the government in this regard.

As many as 40 delegates took part in the discussion which concluded on Monday. CPI(M) district secretary T.P. Ramakrishnan and the State secretary Pinarayi Vijayan gave a reply speech to the group discussions, district secretariat members P. Mohanan and M. Bhaskaran told presspersons.

The conference also hailed the endeavours of the government to curb commercialisation of general and higher education in the State. The resolution stated that religious organisations were behind the conspiracy to communalise and commercialise the education sector.

Efforts on the part of the government had led to an increase in the pass percentage in SSLC examinations last year. Kozhikode district recorded 86.69 per cent pass. Government and aided schools improved performance. The schemes drawn up by local bodies had helped to achieved better results in the examinations.

Another resolution adopted at the conference held the United Progressive Alliance at the Centre responsible for the rise in prices of essential commodities. Trading in commodity futures, stopping subsidies, collapse of the public distribution system, entry of retail giants and lopsided economic policies had resulted in the price rise, the resolution said.

The meeting also urged the Centre and the State to take steps to implement the recommendations of the Justice Rajinder Sachar Commission Report for the welfare of the Muslim community.

It urged the State government to amend the Abkari Act so that coconut cultivators would be able to produce ‘neera’ and ‘kerasudha.’ The coconut sector was in a pathetic state. Only such steps could rejuvenate this ailing sector.

The district conference also passed resolutions seeking the peace-loving citizens to be alert against the growth of religious and casteists organisations.

The attacks carried out by the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh against the CPI(M) at various places in the district including Koyilandi, Perambra and Azhiyoor were on account of large sections of Muslims joining the party, they said.

The conference would conclude on Tuesday. A red volunteer march would be taken out from Arayadathupalam Junction in the city in the afternoon. Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan would inaugurate the public meeting on the Beach in the evening.