Sandeep Saxena, Secretary for Agriculture and Monitoring Officer of the State government, has directed the Tamil Nadu Water and Drainage Board officials to complete the Rs.27.50-crore sewage treatment plant coming up at Kizhapazhur-Parpanancherry at the earliest.
Mr.Saxena, who inspected various works in Ariyalur district on Wednesday, reviewed the performance of the Agriculture Department in particular. He wanted to know whether the targets had been reached with regard to paddy, pulses, oil seeds, cotton, and sugarcane. He also tried to identify how much had been affected by drought.
According to an official release, he studied the condition of cattle and availability of fodder . He enquired on the quantity of milk produced in the district and steps initiated to boost dairy production .
Mr.Saxena took special interest on poultry development and assistance extended by banks for the sector.
He reviewed the public distribution system and Chief Minister’s Expanded Health Insurance scheme.
Mr.Saxena made an in depth study of the underground drainage project going on in Ariyalur and Jayankondam municipalities and their solid waste management practices.
He wanted to know whether the Regional Transport Office coming up here has all the requisite facilities.
Later, he handed over Rs.43.59-lakh worth farm implements to beneficiaries.
Those who took part in the programme included P.Senthilkumar, Collector, and A.Karuppasamy, District Revenue Officer.