Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan-led LDF government announced a 100-day action plan to advance the achievements of health, education and social security amid the COVID-19. The plan will be implemented from June 11 to September 19.
“Economic stimulus and job creation schemes were included in the 100-day programme implemented in two phases last year to address the impact of Covid-19. Now when the second wave of the pandemic is in full swing, we need construction activities and job creation to accelerate economic growth. The emphasis will be on policies and schemes to advance the achievements of health, education and social security,” Vijayan said.
The 100-day action plan includes projects worth Rs 2,464.92 crore through the Public Works Department, Rebuild Kerala Initiative and KIIFB. “K-DISC is completing an ambitious project of providing employment to 20 lakh educated people in the state. All Local Self Governments will prepare a draft plan to create employment for five persons out of 1,000 people,” he said.
Approximately 77,350 direct and indirect job opportunities will be created in 100 days under various departments.
He also informed that loans worth Rs 5,898 crores have been sanctioned from international financial institutions such as the World Bank, German bank KFW and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank for the Rebuild Kerala Initiative.