Kerala’s new Smart Kitchen Scheme

Chief Minister of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan, announced a secretary level committee will formulate guidelines and recommendations on implementation of “Smart Kitchen Scheme” in state to fulfil commitments of LDF.

About the scheme

  • Smart Kitchen Scheme will be launched by July 10, 2021.
  • Under the scheme, women of state will be given loan to refurbish their kitchen.
  • Loan will be provided with a low-interest rate in instalment schemes.
  • Scheme seeks to reduce workload of women’s domestic labour.

Left Democratic Front (LDF)

LDF is an alliance of left-wing political parties of Kerala which has again come power after winning elections in 2021. The party is in power since 2016. It is major political alliances in Kerala along with Congress-led UDF.  LDF has been in power in State Legislature of Kerala under E. K. Nayanar, who is the longest serving Chief Minister of Kerala and has served for 11 years during 1980-1981, 1987-1991, 1996-2001.

2021 Assembly election

LDF led by Pinarayi Vijayan returned to power in 2016 Assembly Election in which it won 91 out of 140 seats. This number again increased to 99 seats in 2021 Assembly Election. Pinarayi Vijayan has become the first Chief minister of Kerala who was re-elected after a full term five years in office in 2021 election. This election was historic because, incumbent government won again for first time in 40 years.

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