Kerala was ranked 28th in the central government's ease-of-doing-business ranking that came out last year. The state government had raised its apprehensions straight away, but the Centre is yet to respond
Factoring in population growth, income-per-capita in the region will remain 6 per cent below 2019 estimates, indicating that the expected rebound will not offset the lasting economic damage caused by the pandemic.
The project has three phases. The first one involves empowerment and technical support. In the second phase, preparations would be made at the local level to implement the project and in the final phase, additional resources will be arranged for sanitation.