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Assembly observes 60th anniversary of first sitting

Kerala Assembly holding commemorative sitting at old Asssembly Hall on April 27, 2017Kerala Assembly observed the 60th anniversary of the first full sitting of the First Kerala Assembly on Thursday with nostalgic memories.

The House held a commemorative sitting in the old Assembly Hall attached to the Secretariat where the Assembly had its sessions until June 28, 1998.

Budget highlights 2017-18

Kerala Budget 2017-18 highlights


Social security pensions to cover all above 60 years of age excluding service pensioners, income tax payers and farmers owning more than two acres

Welfare pensions to be raised to Rs. 1100 a month

Amnesty scheme for VAT arrears of traders

Rs. 30 crore for drought relief

Budget at a glance

Cumulative deficit for 2017-18 will be Rs. 1688.42 crore

Revenue deficit exceeds 16000 crore. Current year to end in deficit.

Forests in Kerala face high risk of fires

Firemap covering Neyyara and Peppara wildlife sactuaries from Jan. to May 2016Kerala’s forests are likely to come under increased threat of forest fires in the coming summer unless precautionary measures are not taken.

Areas destroyed in fires was one of the highest last summer. The coming summer could be worse.

Forest headquarters fails to monitor expenditure on fire protection.


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