Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday announced a 100-day action plan to help the state overcome the economic downturn triggered by the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The plan will focus on increasing agricultural production, creating quality jobs and improving health infrastructure, among others, and would be implemented between June 11 and September 19.

The aim is to enable the construction of a knowledge-based economy with an emphasis on science and technology and skills development, Vijayan told reporters here.

“The focus will be on policies and programs aimed at advancing achievements in health, education and social security, accelerating economic growth and creating quality jobs.

“The greatest importance will be given to reducing poverty, eliminating economic and social inequalities, implementing an environmentally friendly development perspective and adopting modern management practices. solid waste conducive to healthy urban life, ”he said.

In addition to increasing agricultural production, the chief minister said, the production of non-toxic food is also a priority.

Vijayan said the loans are worth ₹5,898 crore were sanctioned by international financial institutions such as the World Bank, German Bank KFW and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) for the Rebuild Kerala Initiative (RKI).

“After the addition of the share of the state, ₹8,425 crore will be available for RKI projects. Over the next 100 days, nine road projects worth ₹945.35 crore will be launched using RKI funds, ”he said.

In addition, the Department of Public Works (DTP) will carry out projects of ₹1,519.57 crore in those 100 days, he said.

A government statement said the 100-day action plan includes projects worth ₹2,464.92 crore through the PWD, RKI and the Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board.

“K-DISC (Kerala Development And Innovation Strategic Council) is completing an ambitious project to provide jobs for 20 lakh educated people in the state. All local communities will prepare a draft plan to create jobs for five in 1 people 000, “It said.

About 77,350 direct and indirect jobs will be created in 100 days in various departments, including 10,000 jobs each in the industries and commerce department, 2,000 in Kudumbashree and 7,500 in the transport department, among others, he indicates.

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