Welcome dear friend. Through this web site I try to share with you all my work and hopes for future. I consider myself fortunate to be a political & social worker. As member of the INC, I consider it my duty to work relentlessly for the rights of all citizens of India and to ensure that better living conditions and opportunities reach all. My work starts from my constituency, Paravur, which is in central Kerala. The hopes and needs of people of Paravur are mine also. While planning projects for Paravur, I have tried to ensure that they reach out to the maximum number of people in the constituency. I have also tried to make development initiatives sustainable and environment friendly. Being a political worker is not an easy thing! One needs to be sensible and sensitive, and should have the mind to learn and change with the changing times. It is the life and philosophy of India's first Prime Minister Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru that has been the guiding light of my life. I wish , with the support of people of Paravur, my friends and colleagues, I will be able to put in more meaningful work for a better tomorrow. I want you to write to me and share your ideas, suggestions and criticisms. I look forward your feed back and thanks indeed for logging in. Jai Hind.
Development : For whom? And at what cost?
I will share an experience with you. I had while working on a road project in my constituency, Parvur. Ezhikkara is an under developed panchayat in Paravur. The place was badly in need of infrastructure development and connectivity. The proposed Cochin- Paravur road was planned throgh this area. It was hoped that the area would change with the project and change with the times and connect with the city and its opportunities. Paravur was already emerging a s a satellite town of Cochin and Ezhikkara should also benifit from the new things that are coming in. When I planned the project and worked towrds fulfilling it, my calculation was that more economic activity and income generation schemes would come along with the project. Our hope was to bring in more jobs and income to the residents of the area.
As the project moved on, something unexpected has happened. Real estate groups from Cochin and beyond also moved in. They started to offer unreal and very high price for land and....