Price of SUPPLYCO subsidy items to be revised
The cabinet has extended permission to SUPPLYCO to revise the price of 13 items, which are sold on subsidised rate. The price was revised by providing a 35% subsidy on the open market price.

As the subsidised price is kept 35% less from that of the open market, the goods, which are priced Rs.1146/- in the market will be made available to consumers for Rs.940/-. In this case, it will entail subsidy benefits to the tune of Rs.506/- to consumers. The decision was taken as it was released that subsidy prices should be revised scientifically and reasonably in order to ensure the sustainability as well as continuance of the system.

The last revision of price of subsidised items was made in 2014. In the past, the prices were revised in 2013 August, 2014 August, 2014 November and December 2014. Huge difference between the prices in the open market and subsidised prices have ensued due to the price rise in the market during the last 10 years. This has resulted in huge financial burden for Supplyco.

On an everage, around 35-40 lakh families are coming to Supplyco every month to buy goods. Through its interventions in the market, Supplyco incurrs an average monthly liability of about Rs.35 lakhs and an average liability of Rs.425 crores per year on account of subsidy.

Pay revision
The pay revision of employees working in approved posts in primary fish cooperative societies will be implemented with effect from 01/04/2019 onwards.

Dr.Kuruvila Thomas appointed as administrative member
It was decided to appoint Dr.Kuruvila Thoms IFS(retd.) as the Technical/Administrative member of Kerala Real Estate Appellate Tribunal.

Job to be provided
It was decided to give employment to one person from each of the the 14 families living in the colony, which was evicted as part of acquisition of land for the mining activities of Kerala Ceramics Limited. They will be appointed as per qualifications and priorities in the Kerala Ceramics Limited.

40 new homeo dispensaries
40 new homeo dispensaries will be opened in the state. Earlier 40 posts of homeo medical officers were created. The dispensaries are being established as part of deploying them. A decision has been taken by the government to strengthen the public health sector and to ensure homeo dispensaries in every panchayat.

Rs.5 lakhs to the family of late Kalabhavan Jayesh
Rs.5 lakh financial assistance has been sanctioned from the Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund to the family of late Kalabhavan Jayesh who passed away due to cancer. A fixed deposit will be opened to meet the educational expenditure of the deceased’s daughter. The interest on deposit will be released every year. Withdrawal of the payment can be made once the daughter becomes major.

Tender approved
The tender for renovation of Kattoor junction colony road via Ezhukone-Kallada-Kattayikonam-Elanjikkodu-Palakuzhy bridge road was approved. The approval was given by considering the fact that the tender was given six times and that the construction needs to be completed without further delay.

Land will be issued
The approval was given to give land to 19 families who are left to provide land in block 13, survey number 60 in Kidanganadu village, in Sulthan Bathery, Wayanad. The land will be given by retaining it as revenue land as it was found that the proposed land does not fall under the category of forest land.

Permission for continuance
Permission for continuance was given for 205 posts, which were created for acquisition of land for Silverline project and were redeployed for other important land acquisition proceedings, for one year with effect from 18/08/2023.

Amendment in the order
Amendment was done in the government order issued on 22/03/2019 by entrusting the district collector for rehabilitating the flood affected, by incorporating the words “and to rehabilitate those who are landless/homeless, who are not affected by flood, besides the flood affected”.

Vehicle will be purchased
Twenty vehicles will be purchased in the Kerala Forest department in lieu of the vehicles garaged as per the scrapping policy.

Government guarantee
Additional government guarantee for Rs.175 crores, will be extended to Kerala State Women’s Development Corporation for availing funds from National Scheduled Castes Development Financial Corporation, National Scheduled Tribes Development Financial Corporation, National Safai Karamcharis Finance & Development Corporation.

Leased to KSEB
A total of 0.4629 hectares of land including 0.3073 hectares owned by revenue department in Anagadi village, Ottapalam, Palakkad, 0.1556 hectares, which forms part of Kanjirappuzha irrigation project, will be leased out to KSEB for 30 years for constructing Kothakurussi 110 KV substation.