CHENNAI: An international flower auction centre in Hosur in the state and Rs. 50 crore to improve the basic amenities in Villupuram town panchayat were among the numerous initiatives announced by Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami in the Assembly on Thursday.
Making a statement under rule 110 Mr. Palaniswami said following representation from farmers and traders, the government has decided to set up a flower auction center in Hosur at a cost of Rs. 20 lakh. “This will benefit farmers in a big way, as they would get a fair remunerative price,” the CM said.
He also announced a Chief Minister’s Special Grievances Redressal Scheme, to address grievances of the people in both urban and rural regions. The CM made a slew of other announcements including a sanction of Rs. 50 crore for upgradation of amenities in Vellore Municipality.
On the Adi Dravidar welfare, he said the government has allotted Rs. 50 crore to construct houses for the members in the community. Steps would be taken to improve the roads, provide drinking water and install solar lighting facility. The government has already upgraded three Adi Dravidar schools in Villupuram and Tiruvannamalai.
Nallakannu, Kakkan’s kin will be allotted houses of choice:
CPI senior leader R. Nallakannu and kin of freedom fighter P. Kakkan would be allotted the houses of their choice and they would not be charged rent, Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam has said.
Replying to a special call attention motion moved by Nagapattinam MLA Thamimum Ansari in the Assembly, Mr. Panneerselvam said the two families have been living in the TNHB apartments in CIT Colony, Chennai, built in 1952.
“As the building has become dilapidated, the government decided to reconstruct the apartments. Accordingly, all 119 occupants have been asked to vacate to facilitate the demolition and new construction. However, the two families are still living in the quarters without handing over their houses,” Mr. Panneerselvam said. He assured that Nallakannu and Kakkan’s kin would be allotted the houses of their choice....