Staff Reporter

Farmers in 30 villages will be benefited

DINDIGUL: A thirty-year-old dream of having bitumen topped road to Sengurichi from Kanavaipatti to transport agriculture produces will become a reality soon, thanks to sanctioning of 17-km-long forest road project at a cost of Rs.1.8 crore. Farmers in 30 villages will be benefited.

“It would be very useful to transport agriculture produces,” said Revenue Minister I. Periasami, after laying the foundation stone at Kanavaipatti here on Tuesday.

Several rural roads were also in progress. It would also be completed within the scheduled time, he added.

In her special address, Palani MP S.K. Karvendhan said Pillayarnatham road was nearing completion. He expressed concern that contractors did not finish one km stretch of Iyyalur-Senthurai road.

The Rs.45-lakh project was of no use even today as people could not use it.

Collector R. Vasuki said several rural road works worth Rs.29.49 crore and other roads worth Rs.2.53 crore would be taken up this year.

Forest Engineer, S. Dhandayuthapani said 2-km stretch from Sengurichi and 1-km stretch from Kanavaipatti were completed. Rest of the 14 km would be executed under this project.