The district's sixth Periyar memorial Samathuvapuram here at Sattiyakudi is slated for inauguration by mid-February, said U.Mathivaanan, Minister for Dairy Development while inspecting works in progress at the Samathuvapuram site here in Keezhvelur on Sunday.

The samathuvapuram with an estimated project cost of Rs.2.14 crore is spread over an area of 8.2 acres and entails 100 dwelling units of Rs. 2.14 lakh each. An overhead tank with a 30,000 litre capacity has already been set up at a cost of Rs.6.14 lakh; and low-lying areas are being filled with earth at a cost of Rs.3.15 lakh. As of date, the progress of works include a tar road at a cost of Rs.20.70 lakh; 18 minor bridges to the tune of Rs.6.20 lakh; street lamps at a cost of Rs.2.48 lakh; a park at a cost of Rs.1.5 lakh; an entry point at a cost of Rs.1.82 lakh and a bridge at the entry point to the tune of Rs.4.43 lakh.

The district hosts five other samathuvapurams at Thangatur, Panangudi, Paapakoil, Thirukuvalai, and Kaatucheri. S.Namagiri, Project Officer, District Rural Development Agency was present.

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