Staff Reporter

VELLORE: Law Minister Durai Murugan has conceded a demand put forth by Vellore MLA C. Gnanasekaran to extend the Cauvery water scheme to Vellore at a function here on Thursday.

At a function to inaugurate the Government Exhibition-2009 at Vellore Fort Ground, the Minister said the MLA would have to wait as it could be declared only during the budget session of the Assembly in March. “It is necessary to bring the Cauvery water scheme to Vellore to find a permanent solution to the likely drinking water crisis here. There is no flood flow in the Palar and I agree with Mr. Gnanasekaran on the forecast that Vellore would face an acute water crisis in a matter of three years from now,” said Mr. Durai Murugan. Further stating that the Kalaignar Health Insurance Scheme was being well accepted by the people.

, Mr. Durai Murugan said he readily accepted Mr. Gnanasekaran’s other demand to include Christian Medical College, Vellore, in the panel of hospitals to treat poor patients under the scheme. .