The government has set aside Rs 5.13 crore for the project
Kochi, Sep 25: The state government has earmarked Rs 5.13 crore for constructing a total of 62 anganwadis for the benefit of the fishing community across Kerala, Hon’ble Minister for Fisheries, Ports and Excise Shri K Babu said today.
Speaking after inaugurating two anganwadis constructed by the Kerala State Coastal Area Development Corporation (KSCADC) at Kumbalam and Cheppanam near here, he said KSCADC is building 30 anganwadis in Ernakulam district. Of these, 24 have been completed.
The anganwadi project is part of a slew of development schemes being implemented by KSCADC with support from the Government of Kerala and NABARD’s Rural Infrastructure Development Fund.
The Kumbalam and Cheppanam anganwadis were built at a cost of Rs 10 lakh and Rs 11 lakh respectively. KSCADC will supply all the necessary furniture and play materials for children to the anganwadis.
KSCADC is also spearheading implementation of new projects worth Rs 94.62 crore in Ernakulam district including drinking water projects, electrification projects, sanitation projects apart from constructing libraries, school and hospital buildings, high-mast lights, modernized fish markets and fishermen utility center.
Block Panchayat President Smt G Sudhambika, Grama Panchayat President Shri M G Sathyan and KSCADC Regional Manager Dr P T Mathew were present on the occasion.
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