V. Senthil Balaji chairs a review meet on development works at collectorate
Ensure that all parts of Karur district get access to potable water by implementing mega projects in the shortest period, Transport Minister V. Senthil Balaji told the officials here on Saturday.
After reviewing the development works under way in the district with the officials at the collectorate here Mr. Senthil Balaji said Chief Minister Jayalalithaa had instructed the Ministers and senior officials to deliver on the promises made by the AIADMK in its election manifesto in the next 18 months.
Accordingly officials should cooperate in ensuring that the promises made were translated into realities within that time.
In Karur district priority should be accorded to execution of drinking water schemes, especially to those areas reeling under water scarcity, he said.
Noting that both urban and rural areas of the district suffered water shortage and no big water supply schemes had been implemented in the last five years, Mr. Senthil Balaji referred to the numerous demonstrations by the public seeking regular supply of water to their areas.
“We seek the cooperation of the officials in ensuring that no demonstrations recur in future and for that swift and expeditious formulations and implementation of big drinking water schemes is the need of the hour.'' The Minister urged the officials to plan schemes to take Cauvery water to all parts of the district in the next six months. Work should commence in three months.
The Minister asked the officials to expedite pending drinking water schemes such as the one to take Cauvery water to Kadavur in Karur district and Manapparai in Tiruchi district which were formulated by the AIADMK regime during 2001 and 2006.
He assured them that he would lobby with the Ministers to get clearances and allocation to the important and essential schemes to shore up the image of the district and help in securing the top rank in development index.
District Revenue Officer T. Pitchaiah; Project Director, District Rural Development Agency, S. Kavitha; officials from the government departments; and MLAs A. Pappa Sundaram (Kulithalai) and S. Kamaraj (Krishnarayapuram) participated.