November 2nd, 2011
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KMML: Corruption in the name of development

KMMLThiruvananthapuram: Documents that prove the corruption conducted in the renovation and development project of  Kerala Metals and Minerals a public sector enterprise were released by the media today. Handing over the project to Mekon the consultant of the project led the way to corruption.

Mekon has managed to create huge debt for the company. The handing over of power of attorney to Mekon caused the total destruction of KMML, according to the documents published by Indiavision.

Mekon is the consultant for both the controversial waste disposal plant project of the Titanium factory and the Kerala Metals and Minerals development project.  Mekon consultancy based at Eranakulam has international reach and provides machinery, and spare parts from international companies to Government projects for a commission fee. Mekon was given the sole authority to call tenders, decide the contractors and buy machinery and equipments. Mekon was the middle man between the various international companies and the government. The copy of the power of attorney handed over to Mekon along with its details and stipulations and powers granted have been brought out by Indiavision.

Accusations have been raised, stating that the companies to whom KMML had given advance money were in fact binami organizations of Mekon itself. These companies have neither any technical expertise nor practical experience. Former Oommen Chandy government sanctioned the project which was abandoned by the former LDF government. For this controversial project the 55 crore was handed over to several organizations. This entire amount was lost by the government. For the project implementation KMML signed 475 crore contracts. The organizations that signed the contract have asked for compensation from the company and have filed arbitration cases.



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