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Kerala Government to give land for Coast Guard air enclave

Wednesday, Nov 22, 2017,18:20 IST By anju A A A

Thiruvananthapuram | The Indian Coast Guard will get 29 Are (around 0.29 hectares) land in Angamaly in Kochi to set up an Air Enclave.

A meeting of the state cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, took a decision in this regard here today, an official statement said.

“It has been decided to give Coast Guard 29 Are land in Angamaly village to set up its Air Enclave,” it said adding that the land would be given after charging market rate.

The cabinet also decided to hand over three-acre land in the custody of Infopark, the IT hub in Kochi to the Kozhikode-based Indian Institute of Management (IIM-K) for developing a satellite campus there.

Among a host of other decisions, the meeting decided to appoint senior IAS officer and General Education Secretary Usha Titus as the secretary of Department of Higher Education, as part of a shuffle of civil service officials, the statement said.

A Shajahan, who now holds the post of secretary, Local Self Government Department, would be shifted to the General Education Department.

Jafar Malik, Additional Director (General), Kerala Tourism, would be given the additional charge of Chief Executive Officer, Norka-Roots, it said.

Additional chief secretaries, Tom Jose (Labour) and P H Kurien (Revenue) would be given extra charge of Water Resource Department and Environment Department respectively, the statement added.