Aiming to reduce human interference and ensure a faster and more transparent process, the Government of Kerala is ready to offer Department of Local Self-Government services online.
About 200 services will be available online within three months, said MV Govindan, the Minister of Local Self-Government (LSGD), in an interaction with CII.
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According to the minister, the consolidation of all LSGDs in one direction, which will be of great help for the populations, will be officially announced shortly. He also requested the support of the industrial body to bring investments to the State.
The minister said that an important government program is to improve the quality of life of extremely poor people and bring them into the mainstream. The government intends to increase the number of entrepreneurial units, with the support of Kudumbashree, targeting one unit in each neighborhood. The focus would be more on unemployed women in the 18-35 age group. The government plans to create around 20,000 new units during this term, he added.
He also said that waste management units will be formed with the support of the World Bank for an investment of 2,500 crore. Likewise, the government also plans to build 10,000 new homes as part of the Life Mission over the next three months, he said, adding that it also aims to create 2 lakhs of jobs. here five years.
Sreenath Vishnu, President of CII Kerala, suggested forming a development plan for each district focusing on available resources and skill set.
Geemon Korah, vice president of CII Kerala, urged organizing sensitization sessions among LSGD officials on reforms and initiatives undertaken by the government to improve the ease of doing business.
CII also suggested that each district be encouraged to participate in mobilizing investments and creating jobs, and that the best performing district could be rewarded. The industry body also raised the idea of an award jointly formed by CII and the government to recognize top performing LSGDs in terms of ease of doing business.