Kerala submits 10 point development agenda to PM

The Kerala government submitted a 10- point agenda on development to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Last Updated: Sep 12, 2012, 23:59 PM IST

Kochi: The Kerala government submitted a 10- point agenda on development to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here Wednesday.

Singh, who arrived here yesterday on a two-day state visit, met Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and state ministers at around 8 PM tonight to discuss various issues relating to Kerala.

Industries minister P K Kunhalikutty and Finance Minister K M Mani later told reporters the Prime Minister had agreed to favourably consider the development agenda put forth by the state.

Union ministers from Kerala - A K Antony and K V Thomas, Prime Minister`s Advisor T K A Nair and State Planning Board member K M Chandrasekhar were among those present.

The ministers also apprised Singh about the state`s long pending demand and delay in getting central clearance for various projects.

All state ministers were present at the 20 minute meeting.

Earlier, the Prime Minister released Finance Minister K M Mani`s book `Beyond Communism: The theory of Toiling class`.

Central University of Kerala Vice-Chancellor Jancey James, Cardinal Mar George Alanchery, four cadets of the Student Police and students from the National Institute of Speech and hearing met the Prime Minister.

PTI