Tamil Nadu a peaceful state, asserts Jayalalithaa

She said the government under her leadership has taken stringent actions to maintain law and order.

Chennai: Tamil Nadu has remained a peaceful state, asserted Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa.

Addressing the Assembly on Saturday, she said the government under her leadership has taken stringent actions to maintain law and order.

This was achieved as police were given freedom to prevent crime and detect. As a result, peace has been maintained in the state. Brushing aside critics over state facing power crisis, she said the power shortage was one of the major challenges she faced soon after AIADMK returned to power in 2011.

The previous minority DMK government pushed the state under darkness and state reeled under severe power shortage.

With proactive steps taken by this government, the state has been receiving 7,485.5 MW of additional power from various sources including central grid and solar energy after May 2011. As a result, the state has not facing power shutdown from June 5, 2015.

Necessary efforts were also made to receive 1,232 MW of additional power in the next six months. Considering the power requirement in future, several new power projects would be implemented.

Tamil Nadu tops in country in higher education

Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa said the state has become number one in the country in the enrolment of students in higher education.

Addressing the Assembly while winding up three-day session on Saturday she said that due to the efforts made by the government the state achieved the distinction. In 2011, the gross enrolment ratio in the state stood at 18 per cent and 23.6 per cent in country.

Due the efforts made by the government this has been increased to 44.8 per cent in the state and state tops in the country. In the more than an hour long speech, Jayalalithaa listed out achievements of state in various departments.

She said, “Some may ask whether it was not possible to speak without prepared notes. It is possible. It is possible to even speak for hours in chaste Tamil, like it is being done in public meetings. She asked but can all these statistics be memorised? She elaborated that there are 36 departments and we have made so many achievements in all the departments. Each department requires a day.

If we have to list out all the achievements, I have to take 36 days to finish my reply. It is a tough job to sum up everything in one-and-a-half hours”, she said.

( Source : deccan chronicle )
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