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Anbazhagan presents first supplementary estimates

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K. Anbazhagan
K. Anbazhagan

Special Correspondent

CHENNAI: The State government has sanctioned Rs.100 crore as subsidy for provision of grocery items to be supplied through the public distribution system and Rs.80 crore as subsidy for gas cylinders.

Presenting the first supplementary estimates for Rs.3035.37 crore for 2008-09 in the Assembly on Thursday, Finance Minister K. Anbazhagan said the government sanctioned an additional Rs.110.52 crore towards the State’s share of crop insurance compensation paid to farmers, who had insured their crops in the previous year.

With a view to avoiding sanitary workers from entering and working in sewerage lines, Rs.3 crore had been sanctioned as grant to the Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board to purchase machinery.

Other sanctions included Rs.570.50 crore as additional share capital assistance to the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board, Rs.593.68 crore to the Tamil Nadu Cooperative Housing Federation towards waiver of housing loans availed by economically weaker sections, Rs.414.58 crore for improvement of roads in villages covered under ‘Anaithu Grama Anna Marumalarchi Thittam’, Rs.410.74 crore for constructing new buildings for government high /higher secondary schools with NABARD assistance and Rs.10 crore for providing 25 per cent subsidy to micro, small, and medium industries for purchasing generator of capacity up to 125 KV subject to a ceiling of Rs.1.5 lakh.

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