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State initiates market intervention to check price rise

State initiates market intervention to check price rise

Thiruvananthapuram: Taking into consideration the Ramadan and Onam festival season, the State government Wednesday decided to effectively intervene in the market to check the unprecedented price rise for essential commodities in the State.

Briefing on Cabinet decisions here, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said Civil Supplies, Consumer Fed and Horticorp departments will intervene in market. Horticorp stalls will start functioning from July 11 and Consumer Fed and Civil Supplies from August 1.

“The steps have been taken to make the market intervention more practical and effective on the basis of the discussions held yesterday (Tuesday) and today (Wednesday). During the festive season the stalls will be set up at Panchayath levels too,” Chandy said.

He said 12 posts were sanctioned to upgrade Nedumangad district hospital. Monthly pension of Rs 1000 will be given to the family of the 8 year old girl in Wayanad who acquired AIDS through blood transfusion apart from a house promised by the government.

The 16 UP schools sanctioned in 2011-12 under RMSA scheme will be upgraded to High Schools.

288 posts have been sanctioned to the 32 schools upgraded out of the 36 UP schools. The expenses of 252 posts will be met by the Central Government and the expense of the rest 32 posts will be met by the State Government as these teachers are subject experts appointed on demand by the State government.

10 posts have been sanctioned for the functioning of State Youth Commission. Pay revised for non management staff of Malabar Cements and will be effective from June 2011.

Rs 15 lakh was sanctioned for installing a statue of Swami Vivekananda at Kowdiar Park. 84 posts were sanctioned at the office of Advocate General. 20 posts were sanctioned for Homeo MCHs at Trivandrum and Kozhikode.

Approval was given to use thermal gasification or plasma gasification in thermal incinerators for solid waste management at Bhramapuram, Kozhikode and Kannur.

A five member committee has been appointed with district collector Sheik Pareeth as convener to study the asset and liabilities of Kochi and Pariyaram Cooperative MCHs on the basis of the demand that Government should take over these two MCHs.

The report of Kochi cooperative MCH has been submitted to the Government and Chief Secretary has been entrusted to submit the report of Pariyaram MCH in the next cabinet for discussion.

Majeri medical college has got approval from All India Medical Council and it is expected that this would start functioning this year. It would give additional 100 medical seats under Government quota.


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