A lot is expected from the state budget that is expected to be presented tomorrow including introducing hi-tech into general education sector and to allocate it more funds.
It is learnt the budget would sanction assistance from the Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board (KIIFB) for the IT@School proposal for 45,000 classrooms in Kerala and would all Assembly constituencies.
Pooling in funds for the KIIFB would get due attention. Some major projects that would be funded by the KIIFB would be announced. Among such initiatives the Karunya scheme would get more. The Karunya Benevolent Fund would get more allocation than the previously, with at least a 40 per cent-hike being expected.
A special scheme for improving government hospitals would be announced and also launching a comprehensive health scheme. It is intended to ensure hi-tech facilities in medical colleges including for organ transplants. Medical colleges would be upgraded with speciality facilities while such amenities would be improved in district hospitals.
Nava Kerala Mission, the LDF Government’s flagship programme, would get due attention, with generous allocation for the three missions such as Haritha Keralam, Ardram, Life and Comprehensive Educational Rejuvenation Programme.
Major proposals for the cooperative sector are unlikely though a modernization program for primary agricultural credit cooperatives societies is expected.