Kerala to go to SC on 'water sharing' with Tamil Nadu
Kerala will approach the Supreme Court on the issue of sharing of water entitled to the State from Tamil Nadu as per the Aliyar-Parambikulam Agreement.
A decision in this regard was taken at a Cabinet meeting here today. This was followed by an assurance from Chief Minister Oommen Chandy in the State Assembly, when the Opposition raised the issue yesterday, alleging that Tamil Nadu violated the inter-state water sharing agreement.
The Cabinet sanctioned Rs 150 crore for maintenance of roads under the public works department and Rs 52.85 crore for works under the water authority department.
The service of doctors appointed for the prevention of contagious diseases was extended to three more months. A sum of Rs 4.5 crore has also been sanctioned for the purpose.
RDOs would be appointed as Adjudicating Officers in food security department.
Full-time benefit was sanctioned to 12 part-time instrument music teachers working in the four government-run blind schools and eight aided blind schools.
Six posts were sanctioned for the newly started B Arch course at the Rajiv Gandhi Institute in Kottayam. These include five teaching staff and one non-teaching staff.
Fourteen aided special school teachers were included in educational package.
Additional units of surveyor and draftsman civil were approved for Pallipad ITI along with two posts of junior instructor.
Eleven posts were sanctioned to manage police outpost at the base of Wayanad Pass.
Mannarkad police station in Palakkad would be bifurcated and a new police station would come up at Kalladikode. Also, 42 posts were sanctioned for the purpose, it was decided by the Cabinet.
Pay revision of 2011 to be made effective for employees of Kerala Science Technology and Environment Council and research establishments under it.
Moratorium on loans availed of by fishermen from various financial institutions to be extended up to December 31, 2013 starting from January 1, 2013.
Land under animal husbandry department at Kodapanakunnu would be allotted on lease to build the headquarters of Youth Welfare Board.
Pay and allowances of Kerala State Homoeopathic Cooperative, pharmacy employees, Alappuzha will be revised.
Justice C N Ramachandran Nair would be appointed as chairman of Dam Safety Authority.
Revised cost estimate was sanctioned for fish landing centre at Muzhappilangad in Kannur district and for the roadworks at Kampanipadi tsunami colony in Chellanam panchayat of Ernakulam district.
Rs 12 lakhs were sanctioned for making the Vandiperiyar-Sabarimala-Satram road motorable on an immediate basis.
Approval was also given for Kottarathil Kadavu - Paloorpadi road in Kottayam district.
Also, Nursing students' hostel was sanctioned in Alappuzha.