Kerala plans to set up camps for migrant labourers

| Updated on: Oct 28, 2011

Kerala proposes to set up exclusive camps for migrant labourers in Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi and Kozhikode.

This was stated in the State Assembly on Thursday by the Labour Minister, Mr Shibu Baby John.

While stating this in a reply to questions, the Minister said that the camps would provide all facilities to workers.

The Department of Labour has issued labour cards to 18,000 migrant workers. At least one lakh cards are proposed to be within a year.

In the absence of statistics about migrant workers, the State Government is planning to engage the students of Thiruvananthapuram and Ernakulam colleges for conducting a survey.

Separately, the Minister said that the number of job aspirants in the State registered during six years from 2005 has been estimated at a little above 43 lakh.

The Minister for Industries and Information Technology, Mr P.K. Kunhalikutty, told the House that 148 Government websites were broken into until March 2009.

The Minister for Agriculture, Mr K.P. Mohanan, said that the total outlay for Idukki package was Rs 765 crore. The State Government has submitted projects worth Rs 391 crore, of which Rs 234-crore projects have been approved.

A proposal for setting up a price stability fund for Rs 250 crore has been pending with the Centre.

The Minister for Cooperation, Mr C. N. Balakrishnan, said that cooperative banks in the State have sanctioned education loans worth Rs 1,762.73 crore to 1,451 students during 2010-11. As many as 1,693 cooperative societies are running in loss, he added.

Published on March 12, 2018

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