LDF Govt to celebrate 2nd anniversary

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Thiruvananthapuram, May 7 (UNI) The CPI(M)-led Left Democratic Front Government in Kerala, which completes its second year this month, has decided to celebrate its anniversary by focussing on development programmes in the state.

Announcing this after a Cabinet Meeting here today, Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan said the anniversary celebrations would mark the beginning of a series of new programmes.

During the anniversary celebrations, the foundation stone for an International Convention Centre, Indian Institute of Science and Indian Institute of Space and Research would be laid, he said.

The government would initiate a project to write off loans up to Rs 25,000 of about 41,000 farmers in Wayanad district, Mr Achuthanandan said and added that an initiative for providing land to Adivasis and landless poor would begin during the celebrations.

In Kannur, Adivasis would get one acre of land and the landless would be provided land for building houses.

For freedom fighters, an amount of Rs 2,500 would be given as pension.

Kayamkulam Fishing Harbour would be inaugurated and foundation stones for two fishing harbours -- Chethi and Arathungal -- would be laid.

The commissioning of Neriamagalam Hydro Power Project would be among other development initiatives to be launched by the government.

Mr Achuthanandan also said Identity Cards for Non-Resident Keralites would be distributed during the period.

The LDF Government was sworn in on May 18, 2006.


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