Public urged to make use of district innovation fund

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Call to establish self-help groups for transgenders

Collector appeals to the public to come forward crore earmarked from State Finance Commission
Collector appeals to the public to come forward crore earmarked from State Finance Commission

: The district administration has appealed to the public to come forward and make use of the district innovation fund.

A sum of Rs one crore has been earmarked as grants from the 13 {+t} {+h} State Finance Commission, with which, ambitious projects could be given financial support, that would ultimately enrich and enhance the standards of living of marginalised sector in the district, said District Collector U. Sagayam here on Wednesday.

Speaking at a consultative committee meeting with officials from the Health and Agriculture Departments, he said that the officials could encourage the people to make use of the funds. For instance, farmers' growing jasmine may be given exposure to preserve the produce through cold storage facilities.

Similarly, they can be trained in jasmine extraction, which would not only get more value for money, but also give them an identity as an entrepreneur. Similarly, Mr. Sagayam wanted to know from the Health Department officials whether they wanted any new equipment which could help diagnose needy patients at affordable costs.

The fund, he said, could be utilised to construct new buildings where training programmes can be conducted for the beneficiaries.

He also urged the officials to find out ways to establish self-help-groups for the transgender who may as a group, improve their standards of living and join the mainstream.

By contributing a 10 per cent margin by the beneficiaries, the fund would be released, which would give a facelift for the district, Mr. Sagayam said.

Dr. A. Brahadeeswaran from the Government Rajaji Hospital, Deputy Director (Agriculture) Sampath Kumar, Joint Director (Health) Dr. Kapaleeswari, PWD Executive Engineer Dhanapalan, PRO C. Selvaraj among others participated, a press release said.




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