Kozhikode, Aug 31: The state government has lined up projects worth Rs 28.36 crore to improve basic amenities and infrastructure facilities along the coastal areas in Kozhikode district, Hon’ble Minister for Fisheries, Ports and Excise Shri K Babu said today.
Inaugurating a modernized fish market constructed by the Kerala State Coastal Area Development Corporation (KSCADC) at Payyoli, he said projects worth Rs 1.88 crore have been completed. Projects worth Rs 26.48 crore including an industrial growth center, fishermen training centre, eight drinking water projects, 4 electrification projects, library, hospital and school were at different stages of implementation, he added.
The market at Payyoli, 40 km north of here, is part of a chain of 41 hygienic fish markets being set up by the government-owned KSCADC across the state at a total cost of Rs 78 crore.
The two-storeyed market building, which is constructed with support from the central and state governments, has 248 sq meter built-up space. Completed at an overall project outlay of Rs 1.16 crore, the facility houses 25 retail units, an office room and toilet block. Soon, it will get a flake-ice unit and an effluent treatment plant.
Of the 41 markets which the KSCADC is constructing in the state, 22 are completed while the work on 19 markets is in different stages.
Hon’ble MLA Shri K Dasan presided over the function. Hon’ble MP Shri Mullappally Ramachandran was the chief guest.
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