IDUKKI: The process of amending Kerala Land Assignment Rules, 1964, is underway said chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan. Addressing a public meeting of LDF candidate Roshy Augustine at Cheruthoni on Sunday, Pinarayi said, “The LDF and the government have already announced their stand to amend the 1964 rule. When we come back to power the process would be completed with the approval of law department.”
“The government has already initiated many steps to solve land related issues in Idukki. Earlier, LDF had announced its plan to construct five lakh houses under Life Mission scheme. However, UDF is saying it will scrap Life Mission if it comes to power. The makes UDF stand on homeless people clear,” said Pinarayi.
“The government has provided 2.5 lakh houses under life mission project. The -announced Rs.12,000 crore Idukki package will be implemented in a time frame. The government also distributed the pension money which was not given by the previous government. The pension amount was increased to Rs.1,600 per month. The government has also decided to increase the amount of pension to Rs.2,500 per month,” he said.
The chief minister addressed poll campaign meetings at Nedumkandam, Munnar, Cheruthoni and Vandiperiyar on Sunday. Power minister M M Mani and former Idukki MP Joice George also accompanied him.