October 1958

October 1

Metric system implement in Ernakulam, Kollam and Kozhikode districts.

October 2

Government allows different villages to distribute 5000-ton rice allowed by center and the 1000-ton set aside by depots, at a ratio of 1.5 kg per card for one week.

October 3

Centre permits to start four new development blocks in Chavara, Kothamangalam, Mullasery and Thirurangady, by October 1959.

October 5

More measures to take share capital by weavers. Kerala Government gives 3 lakhs for rebate in 58-59-time period. Government also decides to structure state wise Handloom Express team.

October 11

Government issues order to distribute 2000 acres of land from Koothali estate to the landless farmers.

October 15

Electricity supply for Payyanoor has been inaugurated.

October 18

Government spokes person explains the development activities by Government for Harijans. Four thirty three houses were built in Malabar region. Construction of another two hundred houses is also under plan.

October 20

Shoot out at Devikulam. According to the official report, one deceased and five were injured.

October 23

Government appoints Kottayam District Judge to probe on Munnar shootout.

Education Department decided to bring about an ordinance to take up private schools.

October 24

Kerala University gets a grant of Rs.5 lakhs to increase the salary of College Lecturers of Thiru-Kochi.

October 25

Grants for minority get extended to the Thiyya community of Malabar.

October 27

Revenue Board stays on the Collector’s decision on Kattamballi land distribution.

October 30

Land distribution ceremony on ‘Kerala Piravi’ day.