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-t [...]

September 3 Administration Reforms Committees’ second report published and recommended to remove revenue board. September 13 Government orders to allot land to the landless people. September 15 Government to start two coir factories in Kerala on co-operation basis. September 17 Government plan to help farmers a short term loan of 30 lakhs to enhance rice cultivation. Kerala State transport worker’s third boat ‘Ganga’ sets for journey. September 22 The cycle manufactured in Kerala worth Rs. 130 g [...]

August 1 Unification of laws -Government appoints a three member Committee. Government appointed a Committee to unify the laws of Travancore Kochi Malabar and Kasaragod region. Chief Minister started discussion with the students’ representatives on settlement of various issues August 2 Decisions taken in all party meet to provide free pass in boats owned by Water Transport Corporation, withdraw the cases in connection with the students strikes and the meet also ordered judicial enquiry. August 4 [...]

July 4 The conditions of the beedi workers will be discussed with the representatives of Madras and Mysore governments and then only decisions will be made, says T.V.Thomas. July 7 Janmikaram abolition bill passed. Kerala government decides to establish two development blocks in Kozhikode, Palakkad districts from 1959 April. July 8 Port folio under Law minister VR Krishna Iyer was divided among other Ministers because of his Stockholm visit to take part in a peace summit. July 9 Assembly procedu [...]

June 2 Kerala government orders to distribute 4 lakh rupees to the weaver’s Co-operative Societies in Malabar area. June 5 An ordinance guaranteeing MLAs from Malabar area to vote in the Devaswom Board members’ election is sent to centre for approval. Kerala government appointed a full time pleader for trade unions before industrial tribunal. June 6 Enquiry Commission started interrogation on the food poison in Kerala and Madras states. Stay of eviction amendment bill turned law June 9 Twenty se [...]

May 2 British expects recommends Kochi as the apt place for India’s second shipyard. May 3 Kerala Government bans the sale of atta, rava, and sugar suspecting poison content. May 4 Poisonous liquid chemical ‘Folidol’ is identified as the cause of food poison. Food containers were imported in Cochin port along with this lethal chemical. May 7 Kerala Government ordered to freeze the stock of all food containers imported by ‘Jai hind’ ship in Cochin Port on April 1st May 8 Kerala Government sent le [...]

April 30 Kerala Government decides to probe on the deaths due to food poisoning in Sasthamcotta.

January 2 Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru referred about Kerala Education Bill at a press conference. Whether the decision to send the bill to Supreme Court is constitutional or not, the bill will be challenged in the court, he said. January 3 The representatives of Planning Commission and Government made deliberation on the projects to be implemented in 1958-59 in Kerala. January 6 E.M.S. said that Kerala’s share in the Second Five Year Plan is 18.5 crores. Thanneermukkom, Pothundi, Kattamballi irrigat [...]

December 3 Government sanctions new lift irrigation schemes worth 15 lakhs. December 4 Government decided to give charge of Home Ministry to Minister for Law, V.R.Krishna Iyer. December 5 Government orders the merchants and mill owners to submit the returns of food grain stocks. December 6 The administrative council of Seetharam mill includes labour representatives. December 7 Government decides to raise the Kozhikode Municipality to a Corporation. Police department gets restructured. There will [...]

November 4 Kerala Governments’ housing schemes for workers, middle class and under privileged. November 5 Emergency squads setup for disaster management. November 7 Government gives vast power to anti corruption department. Recommendations to establish tapioca- macroni factory in Kerala. November 9 Agrarian Relations Bill is all set and have been sent for the Centre’s consent,” says Revenue Minister Government brings about change in promotion ratios of graduate and non graduate officials. Novemb [...]