of excess NRI funds effectively. Non Resident Keralites are transferring
more than Rs. 3,200 crores to Kerala per month, but the main portion
of this fund, due to lack of suitable and reliable opportunities
for investment in Kerala, is being utilized by the North Indian
companies. Grounds to be prepared to invest this excess financial
potential in lucrative industries and government projects in Kerala,
and thus creating employment for the unemployed including the returned
up all inactive factories in the co-operative sector formed by the
previous employees. The factories, in which the current production
is not economically and environmentally viable, shift the production
to feasible lines.
Production and distribution of Electricity at economic rate for
the companies, homes and business houses. Complete the half completed
electric projects; start new ecological friendly hydro-electric
projects with NRI financial aids. Solar energy and wind energy to
be tapped adequately. Prepare
Special Industrial zone enforced by investor friendly regulations
in all districts of Kerala with land, electricity, water, and transportation
facilities at affordable rates to industrialists having adequate
resources and ensure that the relevant industry is set up.
Invite Manufacturers to start manufacturing units or franchisees
in Kerala for the consumer products of high demand which is now
brought from North India. Tourism
development in Kerala with the help of Non-Resident-Keralites-Network
(NRKN) across the globe. Change Kerala into a state with tourism
friendly ecology with necessary infra structure including comfort
stations all along the main roads and tourism resorts along with
education and strict guidance to the public vehicle drivers.
IT centers in all district capitals with support from Microsoft
and with direct access to the Silicon Valley in USA, Cyber cities
in Europe, Software canters in the Far East and Computer Satellite
cities in the Middle East with direct in and out-sourcing facilities.Start
cluster factories for manufacturing computer accessories, Telecommunication
equipments, Electronic products, toys and other products in demand. Utilize
the maximum farming potential of Kerala scientifically. The Coconut
trees ideally can be instituted as the strong potential back bone
of the financial stature of Kerala. But today, the coconut farming
and tapping has been manipulated and monopolized for the benefit
of a mere 40,000 personals ( including toddy-tappers ) in the industry
and leave the vast majority of coconut farmers helpless and poverty
stricken by creating unscrupulous excise rules. The health department
who imprison and impose huge penalty even to those who mix water
with milk, ignore the heavy adulteration, and poisoning in the excise
industry especially toddy.
Form Co-operative societies of the farmers especially coconut farmers
in all villages of Kerala and scientifically produce Coconut Organic
Juice from the trees. Today an average coconut tree yields 4 liters
of Coconut Organic Juice per day and can be sold at an wholesale
market rate of Rs. 30/ liter and thus an average coconut tree yields
Coconut Organic Juice worth Rs. 3600/ per month. But the coconut
farmers, who nurtured, fertilize and irrigate the trees are paid
just Rs. 120/ - 180/- per tree for tapping per month.
Educate the coconut farmers to utilize the maximum potential offered
by the Coconut tree. As per the Directorate of Economics and Statistics,
Thiruvanandapuram (2002-2003), there are 15.73 crores of coconut
trees grown in Kerala, but due to monopolization of this industry,
only 2.5 lakh coconut trees are currently tapped for toddy, making
a gross financial income of Rs. 60.75 crores per month and giving
employment to just 40,000 persons including the toddy tappers. There
are 1.2 Million families surviving on coconut trees and they just
live up on the matured and tender coconuts yielding just Rs.26/
per tree per month and are deprived of the vast financial potential
of the coconut yields which is an average of Rs. 3600/ per tree
Shift maximum number of coconut trees to produce Coconut Organic
Juice and other value added coconut products. It is calculated that
currently 4.5 crores of coconut trees (less than 30%) can ideally
used for producing Coconut Organic Juice (2.25 crores for six months
each) and 4.2 Million families (approx. 1.75 crores people) can
substantially depend just on this crop alone. Then the income from
this crop alone will be more than Rs. 8,100/ crores per month in
Kerala, distributed among the average and below average families,
with an average additional gross income of Rs. 19,000/- per month
per family. The tax revenue to the Kerala Government from this sector
alone would be more than Rs. 324 crores per month. The much acclaimed
Rubber tree is yielding an average income of Rs. 165/ only per month
per tree, whereas the average coconut tree is yielding a profit
of Rs. 3,600/.
Develop chain factories (if needed product-wise factories) in all
villages of Kerala to process and pack Coconut Organic Juice, Coconut
Vinegar, Coconut Jam, Coconut Virgin Oil, Coconut Chocolates, Nata
dé Coco, Coconut Sport, Coconut Gel, Coconut Halwa and other
value added products based on coconut.
Setup new generation chain outlets for Coconut Organic Juice instead
of conventional toddy shops, all over Kerala and other parts of
India to market the Coconut Organic Juice in cans, bottles, tetra
packs and plastic pouches to fruitfully replace the current synthetic
soft drinks. Fermented Toddy also should be marketed by more hygienic
and modern sales outlets through out Kerala and other parts of India.
Coconut vinegar, Coconut jam, Coconut chocolates, coconut oil, Nata
dé Coco, Coconut sport, Coconut Gel, Coconut Halwa and other
coconut value added products can be marketed using this chain outlet.
Arrange to export, distribute and market the Coconut Products using
modern transportation and marketing techniques. The canned and bottled
Coconut Organic Juice can easily replace the globally famous soft
drinks as the modern world is after the natural and organic products.
Fermented Toddy, to great extends, can replace alcoholic beer as
the organic beer in the world markets, if supplied in popular branded
cans and bottles. Coconut fenny, the arrack distilled from fermented
toddy can to great extend, replace the foreign liquors in Kerala.
The coconut vinegar is much preferred to synthetic acetic acid.
Many of these products can be exported and marketed using the NRK
network world-wide making tremendous employment opportunities for
Keralites living abroad too.
Amend the old Travancore excise rules of the year 1955 (even as
per this prevailing excise rule, the farmers can tap themselves,
to the maximum of 5 coconut trees. This rule also is being suppressed
by the vested interested lobbies). The Kerala financial set up can,
to great extend, rely on the reliable coconut farming and industry.
As the Keralites below poverty line also own at least a plot of
10 cents, with more than 6 coconut trees, the decentralization and
modernization of the coconut industry including tapping Neera, would
make a drastic change in the Keralite economic scenario with no
poverty and unemployment. The complaint that reducing the coconuts
seeds to Neera would deprive the coir industry out of raw material
is irreverent, as the studies reveal that only 35% of the available
coconut fiber in Kerala, is currently used for coir industry. More
over only less than 30% of the whole coconut trees in Kerala is
calculated to tap Neera and toddy.
new training institutes to train to offer technical knowledge required
for various types of farming, horticulture, Ayurvedic produces and
Organize financial and technical support along with adequate machinery
to all types of farmers in Kerala so that no land lies vacant in
the state. If required, the farmers’ co-operative societies
can take up the vacant land on profit share basis with the land
owners. Help the coconut farmers to replace the deceased coconut
trees with high yielding new varieties.
with high yielding trees like sandal, Oud, teak, rose-wood along
with Ayurvedic medicinal trees and herbs. Dress both sides of National
Highways, state roads and outskirts of schools, colleges and public
places with suitable trees like tamarind, eucalyptus or banyan trees.
Development of horticulture societies, to farm, collects, and processes
the flowers to make flower essence and perfumes to be exported thru
the member exporters and NRI importers.
Grow value added flower plants like Orchid, anthurium, varieties
of roses, jasmine etc, in large scale to be fresh-exported and marketed
thru Alasmar Flower Auctioneers at Amsterdam, the largest flower
traders in the world, in addition to the marketing net work formed
by the NRKs globally.
co-operative Farm Societies with the co-operation of businessmen,
NRKs, farmers and the unemployed as members so as to collect the
agricultural produces, to manufacture value added products like
Spice Products, Oleoresins, Spice extracts, Spice Oils, Grain bran
& Oil Seed Cakes, Rice & Grain products, Tapioca products,
Vegetable & Fruit Preservatives, Cashews & Nuts, Coconut
products, Vanilla extracts, Natural Perfumes, Flower Extracts, Rubber
products, Silks, Loomed Textiles & Ready-made garments, Carved
Furniture, Handicrafts, Leather goods etc. which have good scope
in the world market.
up new generation factories for Computer Hardware & Software,
Home appliances, Pipes & Bathroom fittings, Lights and Lightings,
Industrial Supplies, Minerals and Metals, Office Supplies, Automobile
parts, Rear earth Products, Telecommunication products, Gifts &
Crafts, Toys, etc. etc., which be fruitfully exported to tie up
with the Chinese potential.
Start chain super markets and Ayurvedic treatment centers in all
major cities of the world with branded quality products in spices,
Ayurvedic products and organic food products, Neera, toddy, coconut
vinegar along with other products of Kerala.
Form medicinal farming societies to farm Ayurvedic and medicinal
plants in tie ups with leading Ayurvedic organizations of India.
Setup units to manufacture suitable Ayurvedic products and service
up manufacturing units to extract organic Fuel from Getrofa plants,
tapioca, coconut organic juice, Suar cane juice and other suitable
organic products like in brazil to transform the end products into
ethanol that is bio-diesel.
Set up units to process Vegetable oils especially coconut oil to
be used in the vehicle oil engines. Diversified commercial farming
to be encouraged with financial and technical supports along with
buy back arrangements.
the young generation of college students to engage in reforestation,
beautification of the towns, cleanliness of roads, hospitals and
public facilities including mosquito eradication and such activities
in social welfare to be supported with grace marks according to
Set up professional colleges and technical institutes to utilize
the current employment opportunities world-wide, in the fields of
IT, Paramedical and other service sectors.
grounds for the repatriation of Non-resident Keralites who really
want to return to Kerala. There are millions of Keralites who are
forced to stay away from their family and spouse because they are
incapable of paying back their debts at the home town. Still there
are many who have no financial setup to meet the day-to-day expenses,
if at home.
Facilitate economic air and sea transportation, if required by establishing
own airlines and liners, so that more and more tourists can visit
God’s Own Land, facilitate more overseas businesmen to come
and invest in our country and the Non resident Keralites can visit
their beloved ones more frequently and economically.
completely transparent and corruption-free government. The Government
offices also to be run in a most transparent mode to give prompt,
maximum and timely service to the general public. The bureaucracy
including the police to be framed as the ideal instrument for the
development of the state with zero level bribery and corruption.
government forbidding all kinds of human rights violations. The
destruction of even the private property is a national loss. Obstructing
the activities of the public or the state is a financial crime.
Those who enforce Bandhs or Hartals in any form, paralyzing the
public life should compensate the private and National losses.
Restriction to fund-raising from the public.Regular monitoring of
the income and expenses of public servants, both political and bureaucratic.
An audited balance sheet of the previous year based on the previous
Kerala Budget to be presented in the Assembly before presentation
of new Budget for the new fiscal year. Those, including the government
machinery who fails to accomplish the budgetary aspirations every
year to be held responsible and compensated.
Set up NRI bank net work for NRI money transfer and NRI Investment
giving employment mainly to the depositors or their dependants and
to use the fund for the development within Kerala giving dividend
to the investors from the profit of the projects.
utility of Globalization in importing latest Machineries, Modern
techniques and know-how to boost the farming and eco-friendly industrialization
in Kerala and to export the end products along with services overseas.
Utilizing the Globalization favorably to find more business and
employment opportunities globally has become mandative, as the entire
world is fast shrinking to a tiny global village; and any population
dissociating with it, is detaching itself from modern amenities
for its citizens, which is a violation to the fundamental rights
of all human beings to live a decent, comfortable and progressive