M.Mathivanan, took charge as the new Collector of Tiruvarur district on Sunday. Dr.Mathivanan was till recently Additional Director of Rural Development and Panchayat Raj. He has previously served as District Revenue Officer of Karur, Commissioner of Sugar, and Tirupur District Collector. He replaces S.Natarajan who has been posted as Additional Director of Rural Development and Panchayat Raj.
Speaking to reporters after taking charge Dr.Mathivanan said dredging of water bodies and flood control will be given priority. Being an agrarian district, farmers’ grievances will be settled immediately, he said. During 2013-14, 53 dredging works were taken up at a cost of Rs.2.41 crore, and in 2014-15, 81 dredging works have been taken up at a cost of Rs.3.52 crore, he said.