KOTTAYAM: Minister for Fisheries and Registration S. Sarma said that the Left Democratic Front (LDF) government has empowered the local self-government bodies in the State during its rule.
Inaugurating a forum on ‘decentralisation during the last five years’ here on Saturday, Mr. Sarma said that the local bodies have taken great strides on the development front during this period. “The government has facilitated many initiatives taken by these bodies. These have led to progress in various fields across the State,” he said.
He also pointed out that the government has been able to prevent cases of deaths due to starvation. The health-care sector has also reached new heights under the present rule, he said.