Kerala govt investing 50,000 crore on infrastructure projects

Vastavam web: The Kerala government is investing about Rs 50,000 crore on infrastructure projects this year to enhance job opportunities for the youth, state Finance Minister Thomas Issac said here today. Noting that about 40 per cent of the investment has already been declared, he said the proposed investment is huge for a small state like Kerala.Observing that Kerala is moving towards a “stationary population growth” (without substantial rise), he said the state has provided around 15 lakh houses and that another six lakh houses would be built as part of universal housing.All the class rooms (about 40,000) in the state are going to be digitalized to provide best education to the poor, he said.The state government is also making huge investment in healthcare, he said