It has set apart Rs.3.27 crore for the purpose, says Minister
Public sector paper major Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers Limited (TNPL) will extend all possible assistance to the villages in its Kagithapuram facility neighbourhood in the district for undertaking infrastructure development and community assistance under its Corporate Social Responsibility activities. For the current year, a sum of Rs.3.27 crore has been set apart for CSR activities, Industries Minister P. Thangamani said here on Saturday.
Addressing a meet after inspecting the functioning of the TNPL paper mill at Kagithapuram and chairing a review meet with top TNPL officials Mr. Thangamani observed that the State Government was keen that those affected by TNPL paper production activities in the vicinity be compensated adequately and immediately. Accordingly the TNPL was disbursing fund and assistance to the people in the panchayats around Kagithapuram.
Pointing out that micro irrigation technique would be of great use to farmers in the pollution-affected neighbourhood villages, Mr. Thangamani observed that the State Government through its agencies including the district administration would extend all possible help to establish the system for those willing to have that in their fields. He also promised help from the TNPL for such activities.
Noting that drinking water supply and irrigation water requirements of the area people were priority areas, Mr. Thangamani noted that the TNPL had been obliging to a great extent the needs of the area public and would continue to do so for social causes and for philanthropic activities as a measure of goodwill.
On the occasion Mr. Thangamani gave away welfare measures worth Rs. 1.45 crore for implementing CSR activities in four town panchayats and an equal number of panchayats based on petitions received during public hearing.
They pertained to drinking water augmentation projects, infrastructure development, sanitation and drainage works.
While a sum of Rs. 71 lakh is to be spent on drinking water projects, another Rs. 25 lakh has been apportioned to undertake infrastructure development activities. A sum of Rs. 12 lakh has been set apart for sanitation works while another Rs. 36.75 lakh is to be spent on drainage works in those areas. The Minister urged the TNPL to complete the works before March next.
That apart the Minister gave away medical assistance totalling Rs. 2.28 lakh to six persons, temple renovation aid amounting to Rs. 4.10 lakh to benefit six temples, veterinary technology propagation assistance through conducting a camp at a cost of Rs. 2.05 lakh.
Transport Minister V. Senthil Balaji, TNPL Managing Director Mohammed Nasimuddin, District Collector V. Shobana, TNPL Chief Vigilance Officer and Deputy Inspector General of Police K. Chandrasekaran, TNPL Deputy Managing Director A. Velliangiri and others participated in the proceedings.