CHENNAI: Chief Minister Eddapadi K. Palaniswami has directed the Collectors to review the pace of development projects in the district and submit him a report on a monthly basis.
Chairing the two-day conference of Collectors and Superintendents of Police of 16 districts at the Secretariat here on Thursday Mr. Palaniswami asked the Collectors to inspect the functioning of the PDS, implementation of various schemes including drinking water projects, and send the progress report every month.
According to sources, the Chief Minister also reviewed the pace of implementing various schemes and initiatives announced by him in the Assembly under rule 110. It is also learnt that the meeting discussed about the precautionary measures to be taken ahead of the north-east monsoon in the State.
Mr. Palaniswamy also discussed about his pet project - the kudimaramathu, which is being implemented with the active participation of farmers and locals, besides the implementation of street lighting and providing other amenities for the people. The Chief Minister said he would hold the conference of Collectors once in four months. On the water management front, Mr. Palaniswami asked the district administration to ensure no drop of water is wasted. “The Collectors should function effectively to prove that this is a pro-people government,” he advised.
The Chief Minister will meet the Collectors and police SPs of 15 districts tomorrow. The Vellore Collector who could not attend the conference in view of counting of votes for the Lok Sabhe election on Friday, will meet the Chief Minister at a later date for the review of government schemes and programmes.
Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam, Ministers and senior officials participated in the meeting....