The abundance of water due to the 34 lakes and other small streamlets, innumerable backwaters and waterbodies and 49 rain-fed rivers flowing over the terrain of the state and also the adequate annual rainfall of 118 inches received by this state probably facilitates agriculture to a great extent and hence the economy of the state is dominated by agriculture.
The most essential or the staple crop is the rice or paddy.
The announcements come days after an actress was allegedly abducted and sexually assaulted in a moving car while returning from a shooting site in Kochi.“Though the Nirbhaya cell under the department of social justice has been functioning commendably in the state, Kerala lacked a comprehensive victim relief fund.“Although some of the victims get some amount of money, the relief due to them for the damages they suffer are delayed due to this shortcoming,” Sathasivam said.“The government will set up a comprehensive victim relief fund to provide interim relief for victims of sex crimes, both children and adults,” he said.
Sathasivam also said the increasing impunity of sexual offences due to lack of social deterrence is a growing concern all over the country.
“He or she requires complete psychiatric evaluation before undergoing such an operation.
In this stage, the person may be required to cross-dress to get into the feel of being the other sex.
My government has already heralded a new policy and created history by deciding to create a separate department for women, which is in the final stage of operationalism.
“We did our first transgender surgery in 2010 and so far we have done three.
Kerala will launch a registry of sex offenders, the first of its kind in the country, governor Justice (retd) P Sathasivam said in state capital Thiruvananthapuram on Thursday.
The registry will contain all identification details of sex offenders and would be kept in the public domain, he said while detailing plans to check atrocities against women in the state. Addressing the opening day of the fourth session of the 14th legislative assembly, Sathasivam also said the CPI(M)-led Left Democratic Front (LDF) government will set up a comprehensive relief fund for victims of sex crimes.
The state will be following the example of the United States of America and the Republic of Ireland in this regard. Sathasivam, said that this initiative is taking shape in order to ensure the safety of women.
In the initial sessions of the budget hearing in the Kerala assembly, he said, “To ensure deterrence, my government will set up a sex offenders’ registry, which will maintain all identification details of sex offenders. A comprehensive victim relief fund and a special department for women’s safety will be formed accordingly.” Maneka Gandhi, the Union Cabinet Minister for Women and Child Development, has been repeatedly reminding the government of the need for such an initiative.
According to a report by The News Minute, the Governor stated in his address, “All necessary measures shall be taken to uphold safety and security to their lives.