In a word it’s just an ‘awesome’ budget. Here’s the budget announcements in a glance.
–> Rs 100 crore for Agriculture
–> Rs 50 crore for Mullaperiyar Dam
–>Rs 5 crore for Vytilla Mobility Hub
–>Rs 150 crore for Kochi Metro Rail, construction to begin in 2013
–>Rs 20 crore for Mono rail in TVM and Kozhikode
–>Port Department gets 274 crores
–> A new company to analyse and solve traffic problem
–> Kochi Seaport -Airport road to be concreted.
–> Kinfra gets 100 crores
–>New Mobility Hubs at Thrissur and Kottayam
–>Rubber, plastic and concrete to be used in road construction
–>CIAL model company’s for public toilet across Kerala
–>Speed Boats for water transport
–>500 crore for Energy Department
–>5000 MW projects to be initiated
–>Orchid Garden at Iddukki
–> Muziris project gets Rs 5 crore
–> Green House in every pachayat. 45 crores earmarked
–>Air strips in all districts.
–> Munnar to get a new botanical garden
–> Japan drinking water project in Ernakulam
–> KSRTC to start city service across Kerala. Rs 125 crore allocated
–> Virinjam project gets Rs 224 crores
–>Smart classes to be implement across Kerala, at least one smart class in all government run schools
–> Global Education Meet to be held next year.
–>Academic City to be established to bring world education under one roof.
–>Knowledge city at Thodupuzha
–>IIT Palakad gets Rs 5 crore
–> Universities to get Rs 20 crore
–>Research scholarships for bright Engineering students.
–> Science city to be set up. Rs 50 lakhs allocated.
–>Malayalam University gets Rs 50 lakhs
–> Film City through PPP model at ottapalam. Rs 1 crore allocated
–>Freedom memorial at TVM
–>Edakal Cave gets Rs 50 crore
–>Tender Coconut announced as the official drink.
–>Memorials to be set up for K M Mathew, Sukumar Azhikode
–> Heritage Museum
–> Sports policy to be drafted.
–>Kozhikode gets an international stadium.
–> High Altitude center to get synthetic track
–>Peravoor gets an Indoor Stadium
–>Youth department to get an office.
–> 108 Ambulance project to be extended to all districts.
–>Kanur Airport gets Rs 50 crores
–>Wayanad districts gets a Medical College by 2013
–> PPP Medical college at Haripad
–>50 Homeo dispensaries
–>Rs 22 crore for RCC
–> School Health projects across all schools
–> Kuttanad package gets Rs 165 crore
–>Sabarimala gets Rs 25 crore for development projects
–> Kottayam to get Indian Institute of Mass Communication
–>Eight districts to get Women and Children hospital. Rs 35 crore allocated
–> Wages to be uniformed in TVM, Kochi, Kozhikode, Thrissur
–> Women ITI’s in four districts
–> Occupation Health Centre at Kollam
–> Coir village to be set up at Rs 10 crore cost.
–> Community college at tribal area
–> Rs 170 crore for Scheduled tribes marital purposes
–>RS 1000/month for people suffering from “Arival” disease in tribal areas of Wayanad
–> Health sector gets Rs 470 crore.
–> Nirdhaya project for women suffering from harassment.
–>Vayo Mithram projects to extended across Kerala
–> Cochlear implantation for all kids below 3 years.
–>Backward society gets Rs 32 crore for educational needs and scholorship
–>Rs 7500 Grant for recently enrolled Advocates for 500 students.
–>100 more Janamaithri police stations to be set up
–>Community policing gets Rs 25 crore
–>Rs 46 crores to reduce Cyber crimes
–> Fire Department to get new vehicles.
–> All pachayats to get KSFE branches in 3 years. KSFE to start gold loan
The list continues…..Hopefully at least some of it would be a reality 🙂