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Local body polls by October 24: Stalin

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M.K. Stalin
M.K. Stalin

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Announces Rs. 50.77 crore sewer scheme for Nagercoil

Nagercoil: Elections to the local bodies will be held on or before October 24 and the official machinery has been geared up to ensure its smooth conduct, Local Administration Minister M. K. Stalin said here on Wednesday.

Speaking to presspersons, after a review meeting with officials, he said that the purpose for conducting such district-wise reviews was to assess the developmental needs and progress of on-going projects. Such reviews had been conducted in Kancheepuram, Thiruvallur and Madurai.

The thrust would be on fulfilling the demands of the people. The Government's first priority was to provide basic amenities to the people, particularly to those in rural areas. Steps had been taken to "revive" the Anna Marumalarchi Thittam and the Namakku Naamee scheme, he said.

"Irregularities"

The Government came to know about "irregularities" committed in local bodies during the AIADMK regime. Necessary steps would be taken to punish the culprits as per the law, he said.

The Collectors had been asked to prepare a detailed plan to convert Specials Grade Panchayats to Town Panchayats. The previous Government had made 561 Town Panchayats to Special Grade Panchayats and 50 Town Panchayats to Municipalities. Mr. Stalin said the Government had decided to implement an underground drainage scheme at an estimated cost of Rs. 50.77 crore in Nagercoil. Similarly, Rs. 25 lakh would be allotted for the implementation of the Ulakkaiaruvi drinking water scheme to ensure un-interrupted supply to the residents of Nagercoil municipal limit.

Construction of a modern bus stand was going on in full swing in Vadaserry and steps would be taken to make it operational from August.

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