The Railway Mail Service Post Office in Paramakudi has two post boxes of which the one on the northern side is damaged. The shutter of the post box hurts the fingers of the customer when a letter is posted. The top of the box is also damaged and rainwater may enter into it. I appeal to the authorities to instal a new post box.
The mortality rate in our country has gone down following health consciousness among the public and modern facilities available for treatment of diseases and changed food habits followed unlike in olden days. The LIC premiums for policies were fixed more than half-a-century back and needs to be reduced taking into account facts mentioned above. Instead of collecting an excess premium and rotating it with profit motive, the LIC could reduce the premium rate and pass on the benefit to lakhs of insured people as well as the would-be-insured people. Since LIC is a wholly-owned government enterprise, the public at large should get benefited out of it. Will the Central Finance Ministry look into this?
Haji Asmabagh Anvardeen,
RamanathapuramSubsidy for drain scheme
Ramanathapuram municipality has fixed Rs.7,000 for the underground drainage connection per household. The house owners have been put to much hardship due to exorbitant levy for the connections. Ramanathapuram is known as a backward and poverty-stricken area.. Hence 100 per cent subsidy to implement the underground drainage scheme is necessary. The Union Ministry for Urban Development has to sanction the subsidy. I request the Tamil Nadu Government to move the Union Government in this respect.
RamanathapuramBerth for senior citizens
The Southern Railway has given monetary concession to senior citizens and not physical concession. They have reserved upper berths for senior citizens. How can we expect a senior citizen to climb the upper berth. The authorities concerned may issue instructions to reserve lower berth for men and women above 50, or explore the possibilities to prepare a new software to that effect. This will be a tribute to International Elders’ Day and International Women’s Day.
SrivilliputturRising gold price
People find it very difficult to buy “thali” and minimum jewellery for marriage. A marriage without the barest gold ornaments is unthinkable. The price of gold, which hovered around Rs.600 per gram for years, has all of a sudden spurted to Rs.1,200. There used to be just a small gold shop in a rural area and a handful of shops in towns and cities. But today, there is a phenomenal increase in the number of huge jewellery shops everywhere. Still, gold is beyond the reach of the common man. Apparently, there is hoarding of gold, leading to the dear price of the precious metal. It is surprising that the Government has not taken any step to control its price. Some sort of gold control is absolutely necessary. There should be a drive to curb people’s tendency to pile up gold depriving the average people of any access to the yellow metal.
SivagangaPalani bus stand facilities insufficient
Passengers waiting in the midnight hours at the school bus stand ground urgently need seating arrangements and drinking water facility. In view of the frequent festivals at Palani, passengers’ facilities should be given a serious thought. Sodium vapour lamps should be installed for the safety of the passengers.
M. S. Sankaran,