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Hogenakkal project will be fast-tracked, says Minister

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At home:State Minister for Local Administration and Rural Development K.P. Munusamy (left) being received by C. Prakasam, Collector-in-Charge, at the Travellers Bungalow on Old Bangaluru Road in Krishnagiri on Saturday.— Photo: N. Bashkaran
At home:State Minister for Local Administration and Rural Development K.P. Munusamy (left) being received by C. Prakasam, Collector-in-Charge, at the Travellers Bungalow on Old Bangaluru Road in Krishnagiri on Saturday.— Photo: N. Bashkaran

The Hogenakkal Drinking Water and Fluorosis Mitigation Project will be implemented as quickly as possible, said K.P. Munusamy, Minister for Municipal Administration and Rural Development here on Saturday.

After becoming a Minister for the first time in the AIADMK government headed by the Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, Mr. Munusamy visited his native district on Saturday. He was given a rousing welcome at Velakalnatham, the district border with Vellore, Bargur and at Krishnagiri town.

He was received by C. Prakasam, Collector-in-Charge at the Travellers Bungalow belonging to the Forest Department at the Bangaluru Road. Police and district officials met the Minister at the bungalow for a brief period.

After meeting the officials, the Minister told reporters that the Hogenakkal Drinking Water and Fluorosis Mitigation Project was the brain child of the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam's mentor and later Chief Minister M.G. Ramachandran.

Hence, the scheme to benefit 30 lakh people of Krishnagiri and Dharmapuri district would be implemented as quickly as possible with the guidance of the Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa. The scheme would be inaugurated by the Chief Minister.

Under the able guidance of the Chief Minister, the expectations of the people and the entire election promises announced by the AIADMK would be fulfilled.

The Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa will make the State as one of the self-sustained in the entire continent, the Minister added.

Earlier, Mr. Munusamy garlanded the statue of MGR at Bargur, Anna statues at Raasi Veedhi in Krishnagiri and at Kaveripattinam.


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