Med University will be set up in Thrissur: CM

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Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 21(UNI) The Kerala Government has decided to set up a Medical University in Thrissur, Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan said today.

Briefing Cabinet decisions to reporters here, he said the Cabinet had given its approval for establishing the University and Ms Usha Titus, IAS, would be appointed as its Project Director.

Mr Achuthandan said the Cabinet had also taken a decision to set up an ESI Medical College at Kollam.

It had also taken a decision to authorise Electricity Department to remain in the Kerala State Electricity Board in the public sector itself The Chief Minister said the Cabinet had decided to include vegetable, banana, fish and meat in the food security scheme, besides paddy milk and egg and added that a target for food production would be fixed for each year.

Stating that a campaign would be launched for the implementation of the scheme, he said monitoring committees would be appointed for district-level coordination.

The Cabinet decided to organise workshops with the participation of local bodies in September.

He said the government had urged the Centre to give a subsidy of Rs 15 to coconut oil.

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