The State-level inauguration of preparing the 12th Plan projects of local self-governing bodies and annual plan implementation for the year 2012-13 will be held at the Corporation Jubilee Hall in Thali on Saturday.

District Collector K.V. Mohan Kumar told reporters here on Thursday that Minister for Social Welfare and Panchayats M.K. Muneer would make the project implementation declaration and present the award for the best grama sabha in Kerala on the occasion. Minister for Rural Development K.C. Joseph would make the declaration for the district and block panchayats while Minister for Urban Affairs Manjalamkuzhi Ali would make the declarations for Corporations and municipalities.

The guidelines for drafting the projects were issued in June 2012. Following the guidelines, the local bodies have prepared a draft plan the for the Five-Year Plan projects, a development draft plan consisting of their approach towards development, and an annual project plan. The panchayat officials and people’s representatives were given training on various aspects of project development at KILA. The government has also prepared an inspection mechanism to check the projects under these plans.

Mayor A.K. Premajam will preside over the inaugural function while MPs M.K. Raghavan and M.I. Shanavas will be the chief guests. All the MLAs in the district, State Planning Board member C.P. John, District Collector, district panchayat president Kanathil Jameela and panchayat director S. Lalithambika will be present on the occasion.

District Planning Officer M.A. Ramesh and Deputy Director of Panchayats (Malappuram) P.N. Babu were present.