The Collector inspected the well at Kanayamarichan that was renovated at a cost of Rs. 1 lakh, the Anganwadi centre and the middle school.
Collector M. Balaji promised a slew of development works for the Kottakatchiyendal reserved panchayat on Thursday.
The Collector distributed Rs. 12.64 lakh worth benefits to 90 villagers during a mass contact programme at the panchayat. Among them were orders for distribution of Old Age Pension to eight persons, education assistance to one person, free house site pattas to 57 persons, free sewing machines to seven persons.
The Collector inspected the well at Kanayamarichan that was renovated at a cost of Rs. 1 lakh, the Anganwadi centre and the middle school. He ordered the officials to construct a toilet for the school under the Sarva Siksha Abhiyan. Stating that the panchayat lacked various basic amenities, Collector promised to provide individual toilets, separate integrated sanitary complexes for men and women in the hamlets of Kottakatchiyendal, Kanyamarichan and Poovakani in the panchayat.
He also ordered the officials to admit four children, who could not go to school due to poverty, in the Government hostel in Virudhunagar so that they could continue their education.
The middle school in Kottakatchiyendal would be upgraded to a high school. Besides, the hamlets that were in the border of the district would be provided with adequate bus services. New buildings would be constructed for the ration shop and Anganwadi centre, he added.
The jobless youths would be provided training on self-employment and incentives. The panchayat would be made a model panchayat in three months, he added.
The Collector wanted the people of the panchayat to remain united and cooperate with the district administration in the development of the hamlets. The Joint Director (Agriculture), Jeyapandiyan, Special Deputy Collector, Special Schemes Implementation, Sridhar, District Rehabilitation Officer Karunakarapandian, District Adi Dravida Welfare Officer Rengan, Kottakatchiyendal Panchayat President V. Karuppan, were present.