Kerala shrugs again, gets one IIT and nothing else
news Monday, January 05, 2015 - 05:30
The News Minute | July 10, 2014 | 3:15 PM IST As the country welcomed the first budget put forward by the Narendra Modi government that was delivered by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Kerala remains to be one state that was left dejected not just during the general budget, but the scenario was same even during this year's rail budget. In the general budget, it was announced that Kerala will get in its soil, one Indian Institute of Technology. A total of five IITs are being planned for the whole country. But on the other hand, the state's long standing demand to have an All India Institute of Medical Sciences has been ignored yet again while states like Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Maharashtra and Poorvanchal region secured an AIIMS each, improving the state's heath care facilities. The only relief being the FM's statement that the states which did not get an AIIMS will have one of their medical college worked on to increase standard. But despite this, the Lok Sabha members from Kerala protested in the house over the non-allocation of AIIMS. Even while the rail budget was announced a couple of days back, the state only received a single passenger train from Kasargod to Baindur.