Kerala announces a 100-Day action plan in response to COVID-19 induced economic slowdown

77,350 jobs to be generated under govt. departments: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan announced on Friday that around 77,350 direct and indirect job opportunities would be generated in the 100-day action plan starting from June 11, 2021. 

The “100-day Programme” has been created to “tide over” the economic slowdown in the state due to the COVID-19 second wave and will be implemented till September,19, 2021. The strategy would prioritise expanding agricultural production, creating employment opportunities, and improving healthcare infrastructure.

CM Pinarayi Vijayan stated in a tweet that projects worth Rs 2,464.92 crore will be carried out via Rebuild Kerala Initiative (RKI), Public Works Department (PWD), and Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board (KIIFB).

According to The Hindu, the job opportunities being created will include 10,000 jobs each through the Department of Industries and Department of Cooperation; 2500 jobs each from Women Development Cooperation, Backward Development Cooperation, and Scheduled Tribes Development Cooperation; 2000 jobs each in Kudumbashree and Kerala Financial Corporation; 1000 jobs in the IT sector.

The LSG Department will create 7,000 jobs (5,000 through the Young Women Entrepreneurship Programme and 2,000 in Micro Enterprises), the Health Department 4,142 jobs indirectly, the Animal Husbandry Department will create 350 jobs indirectly, and the Transport Department will create 7,500 jobs. The Revenue Department will also hire 26,000 surveyors and chainmen to resurvey villages.

CM Pinarayi Vijayan said that all the projects under the 100-days action plan and their details will be published by the respective departments.


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