Govt. schemes have benefitted mostly college, school students: Minister

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Industries Minister P. Thangamani going around a stall put up at the multimedia exhibition in Namakkal on Saturday.
Industries Minister P. Thangamani going around a stall put up at the multimedia exhibition in Namakkal on Saturday.

The schemes implemented by the State Government has benefitted people from various walks of life, said Industries Minister P. Thangamani while inaugurating the 10-day multimedia government exhibition at the Government Higher Secondary South School for Boys in Namakkal town on Saturday.

He said that school and college students were the most benefited among them.

He also released the Tamil Nadu government's achievement souvenir and gave away financial assistance and equipment worth Rs. 1.62 crore to 640 beneficiaries through various schemes.

Collector J. Kumaragurubaran, who presided over the inaugural function, said that nearly 22,800 beneficiaries of this district have been benefited by the quick patta transfer scheme, while free house site pattas have been given away to 1,860 persons.

“A set of four goats have been given away to 2,010 economically downtrodden rural families,” he added.

He observed that financial assistance to the tune of Rs. 2.11 crore has been distributed to 3,183 pregnant mothers through the Dr. Mutthulakshmi Reddy Maternity Assistance Scheme. Mr. Kumaragurubaran said that Rs. 28.35 crore has been allotted for this district to construct 1,575 green houses while a total 333 sanitary complexes for woman would soon be put to use.

The exhibition will be open to the general public from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on all days till February 27.

Public Relations Officer T. Subramaniam said that a total 30 government departments have showcased their achievements and schemes, while 10 private stalls such as consumer items have also been put up at the venue.

According to him every evening a theme based drama will be organised by one of the departments.

He said that a day has been set aside for transgenders to exhibit their talents. Debates, cultural programmes by school and college students and dog show would be conducted during the 10-day exhibition.

Namakkal MLA K.P.P. Baskar, District Panchayat President K. Gandhimurugesan, Namakkal Municipal Chairman R. Karigalan, District Forest Officer Ashish Kumar Srivastava, Project Director of the District Rural Development Agency S.S. Kumar, Chief Education Officer V. Kumar and Heads of various government departments were also present during the event.




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