Plantation management in Kerala soon: Minister P Rajeeve | Kochi News

KOCHI: Industry Minister P Rajeeve has said that a plantation directorate will be established in the state this same year. A sketch of its operation has already been prepared. He was speaking after inaugurating the Annual General Meeting of the Kerala Planters Association held in Cochin Friday.
He said a meeting of ministers of revenue, industries and senior officials would be called soon in the presence of the chief minister to resolve legal obstacles facing the plantation sector.
The minister said the government aims to create more jobs and investment and has taken strong measures to benefit the MSME sector. Work tourism will be the next revolutionary change in Kerala, he said. With the proliferation of working from home, anyone from any part of the world can come to work in Kerala. The government will provide them with all the basic facilities they need. The Keralites have established a new story by turning crises into opportunities. He said the government’s decision to repeal or amend 227 outdated laws was a response to persistent demand from industry and commerce.
APK Chairman SB Prabhakar said the state should take steps to amend Kerala’s Land Reform Law and the outdated Land Use Ordinance to enable cultivation and reclamation of land. appropriate crops and breeding activities in the plantations, without changing the basic structure of the plantations. He said that monoculture’s unique income stream has outlived its usefulness since the advent of the market economy.
“With the wide range of agro-climatic zones, our state has the potential to grow the majority of the crops that are grown elsewhere in the country and around the world. The Directorate of Agriculture, KAU, has published a detailed report on the crops that can be grown in these areas. However, this is easier said than done because we need the political support and the authorization of the state government for rapid implementation, ”he said.
The Principal Secretary of APM Industries Mohammad Haneesh and the President of UPASI, MP Cherian, were the special guests.

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