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‘Efforts on to reduce gap between rich and poor’

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Minister distributes home appliances to beneficiaries

For a better life:Minister for Municipal Administration and Rural Development K.P. Munusamy (right) distributing free home appliances to a beneficiary at Periya Madhagondapalli in Thalli Panchayat Union on Saturday.-Photo: Special Arrangement
For a better life:Minister for Municipal Administration and Rural Development K.P. Munusamy (right) distributing free home appliances to a beneficiary at Periya Madhagondapalli in Thalli Panchayat Union on Saturday.-Photo: Special Arrangement

Chief Minister Jayalalithaa is implementing all her election promises over the past twenty months to reduce the gap between the rich and poor in the State, said K.P. Munusamy, Minister for Municipal Administration and Rural Development here on Saturday.

He was distributing home appliances costing Rs. 1.98 crore to 3,969 beneficiaries hailing from 13 villages in Thally and Veppanahalli constituencies.

The government was allotting Rs. 4,900 crore for distribution of free home appliances to ration card holders. A sum of Rs. 3,250 crore had been spent for distribution of home appliances over the last two years.

The home appliances were being distributed to the beneficiaries without any political intervention in accordance with the instructions of the Chief Minister, hence, the appliances had reached eligible card holders.

Besides this, the government was also allocating Rs. 1,080 crore per year for construction of green houses for poor people, each at a cost of Rs. 1.80 lakh with provision for solar energy.

The Government was spending Rs. 13,750 for laptops and Rs. 6,000 for three years as incentive for improving educational standards of the students in the State.

Hence, it is for the students to study well and take the district and especially the educationally backward areas such as Thally and Denkanikottai forward. They should strive hard to pursue higher education.

The opportunities for pursuing higher studies were being provided by the government by establishing an engineering college, polytechnics and arts colleges.

Students should make use of these facilities and come up in life, he said.

Collector T.P. Rajesh presided over the function. District Revenue Officer C. Prakasam, District Panchayat Chairman K. Ashok Kumar, and Krishnagiri Revenue Divisional Officer P. Manoharan participated in the function.

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