Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has ordered a review of the
Memorandum of Understanding signed between Kerala Shipping and Inland
Navigation Corporation (KSINC) and US firm EMCC International India Pvt Ltd on
The Rs 2,950-crore project had courted a controversy after Opposition
leader Ramesh Chennithala alleged corruption in the deal.
If the Mou against government fisheries policy,
KSINC management will be held responsible for it
The chief minister has directed his office to examine the MoU. The
scrutiny, it is learnt, would cover the legal validity of the agreement and
whether it is against the government’s fisheries policy. If the latter is
proved, the KSINC management will be held responsible for it.
Fisheries Minister J Mercykutty Amma also raised concern over proceeding
with the project which may lead to protest by the fisherfolk.
released two more documents -- the MoU signed at ASCEND 2020 and another on the
allotment of four acres of land to the US firm at Pallipuram Industrial Growth
Centre, Alappuzha. He claimed that the agreement was not signed overnight, but
after holding talks for more than three years.