Staff Reporter

People in the district asked to utilise the opportunity

NAMAKKAL: Rajya Sabha MP S. Anbazhgan inaugurated the exhibition and rural youth sports festival at the Namakkal Panchayat Union here on Sunday.

Speaking at the function, he said people in the district should utilise this opportunity to know about various assistance schemes of the State Government and improve their socio-economic condition by seeking benefit under a suitable scheme.

Particularly people in the underdeveloped areas such as Kolli Hills, Mallasamudram and Elachipalaym should take full advantage of these exhibitions.

Members of the self-help groups (SHG) from these areas could participate in large numbers and enhance their living standard, he added.

Rural economy

Presiding over the event, District Revenue Officer V. Rajaraman said the administration was actively promoting the SHGs aiming to improve the rural economy. Project Officer of the District Rural Development Agency K. Meharaj asked the SHG members to learn about branding, labeling, packaging and other techniques to market their products better.

Project Officer of the 'Mahalir Thittam' E. Palanisamy, Joint Registrar of Co-operatives M. Thamizharasan and District Panchayat Chairman S.V.T. Chinnasamy also spoke.

Similar exhibitions were inaugurated in all the other 14 panchayat unions in the district. In Vennanthur, Rasipuram MLA P.R. Sundaram inaugurated the event.