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PERAMBALUR: Weaker sections and minority community should make use of the various welfare schemes being implemented by the Centre and State Governments, said District Revenue Officer N. Palanisamy here on Wednesday.

Delivering the valedictory address of the five-day awareness programme on Bharat Nirman for the benefit of the people of the district, Mr. Palanisamy said that the Centre in partnership with the State governments and Panchayat Raj Institutions was implementing the Bharat Nirman programme, a time-bound plan for rural infrastructure.

The DRO said that the people in rural areas belonging to backward class, weaker sections and minority community should be aware of the various welfare schemes being implemented for their benefit and make use of them.

Pointing out that the Government had created separate welfare board for minority community and implementing several projects in the district, he said that the Government was providing 35 kg of rice at one rupee per kg for those living below poverty line.

DRDA Project Officer S. Amalraj, explained in detail the various welfare projects being implemented in the district and pointed out that several development works under the National Rural Employment Guarantee (NREG) and Prime Minister’s Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) schemes were being implemented effectively in the district.

Exhibition

An exhibition was organised to create awareness among the people about the various welfare schemes implemented by the Centre and State governments.

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