Kerala

35 key projects launched, says CM

Releases progress report of Left Democratic Front government’s one year in power

Winding up the first anniversary celebrations of the Left Democratic Front (LDF) government, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said here on Monday that the government had kick-started 35 key projects mentioned in its election manifesto and some of them were progressing well.

He also released a progress report of the one-year achievement of the State government by handing over a copy to filmmaker Ranjith on the occasion. It said that the government had generated 2,13,745 jobs in the tourism, electronics and IT and related sectors in the past one year and another 4,58,000 jobs would be created in other sectors.

Emphasising that the government would continue its commitment to the weaker, marginalised and deprived sections, Mr. Vijayan said that an exclusive department would be formed for women and schools of differently abled children would be given aided status. “This government is corruption-free and our commitment is to make the State entirely corruption-free. We have already been recognised for this at the national level. Corruption has been nearly eliminated in government offices. Transparency is our utmost priority. The government will crack the whip on employees still continuing with old practices of making extra money, ” he said.

He also said that the government would implement an e-governance programme to track file movements and improve Civil Services. The Kerala Administrative Service would also be put into operation shortly. However, the policies being implemented by the Centre and the State government were dissimilar.

The difference

While the Centre aided the corporate community, the State government focussed on the welfare of the poor, he added.

The Chief Minister said that the government would not allow communal forces to meddle with the food habits, dress and way of living of people in the State. “ People of this State have nothing to be scared of. They can eat what they want and wear what they like, ” Mr. Vijayan said.

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