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Assistance: Collector M. Jayaraman distributing welfare measures to a beneficiary during a mass contact programme at North Kaarukurichi in Tirunelveli on Wednesday.
Assistance: Collector M. Jayaraman distributing welfare measures to a beneficiary during a mass contact programme at North Kaarukurichi in Tirunelveli on Wednesday.

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Rs.59 lakh allotted to purchase new pumps: Collector

TIRUNELVELI: The district administration has allotted Rs.59 lakh to purchase new pumps to finetune the drinking water supply in rural areas, Collector M. Jayaraman informed.

Addressing a mass contact programme held at North Kaarukurichi village near Ambasamudram on Wednesday, Mr. Jayaraman said the district administration was according priority to ensure regular and adequate supply of protected drinking water to the public, especially to the villagers. While new drinking water schemes were being implemented and proposals had been drawn for additional projects, the equipment, especially pumps, in the pumping stations as well as in overhead tanks were being either overhauled or replaced with fresh motors with the objective of providing drinking water in adequate quantity.

“Hence, we’ve allotted Rs.59 lakh for purchasing new pumps through TWAD Board to be fitted in the rural drinking water projects,” Mr. Jayaraman said.

He appealed to the unorganised sector labourers to register their names with the welfare boards concerned and get the identity cards without delay so that they could avail the benefits of the government, including medical assistance up to Rs.1 lakh through ‘Chief Minister’s Health Insurance Scheme’ and ‘Farmers’ Social Security Scheme’ in case of farmhands.

Mr. Jayaraman disbursed welfare measures to the tune of Rs.13.04 lakh to 174 beneficiaries and orders for getting assistance under various schemes.

As residents of Ambedkar Colony appealed to the Collector to take steps for providing them drinking water, Mr. Jayaraman visited the spot immediately and ordered the officials concerned to install public drinking water taps within a couple of days.

Sub-Collector of Cheranmahadevi, Adhi Veeraraghava Rao, Joint Registrar of Cooperative Societies K.G. Madhavan, Special Assistant Collector (Social Security) Radhakrishnan, District Supplies Officer Sugumaran, District Public Relations Officer U. Ravindran, District Social Welfare Officer V. Uma Devi, Project Officer, Integrated Child Development Scheme A. Devikumari and others participated.

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