Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday, July 1, announced that the State will roll out ‘Dream Kerala Project’ to tap the potential and experience of Pravasi Malayalees returning back to the state.
Briefing reporters after the corona evaluation meeting, he said Covid pandemic had created a crisis in business and commercial enterprises. “More people are returning home after losing their jobs and in this situation, the government has decided to implement the ‘Dream Kerala project,” he said.
The project aimed at rehabilitation of returning expatriates and the overall development of the state. Noting that a large number of professionals were returning to the state from abroad and other states, the Chief Minister said that project aimed at harnessing their potential for the future of the state.
“The project, to be jointly implemented by various departments of the state government, will provide the public with an opportunity to give suggestions and ideas on the future of Kerala. A committee consisting of young civil service officers will be formed to give expert advice on the implementation of each idea. The expert committee will evaluate the proposals and recommend this to the respective departments,” Vijayan said.
The Chief Minister also announced a schedule for the implementation of the project:
- Dream Kerala Campaign Ideathon from July 15 to 30, 2020
- Sectoral Hackathon from August 1 to 10
- Presentation of selected projects in virtual assembly on August 14
- Project execution in 100 days
- Must be completed before November 15, 2020
A steering committee will be formed for this purpose with the Chief Minister as its Chairman. Dr K M Abraham will head a panel of experts for the implementation of the projects.
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