Staff Reporter

Steps taken to implement dedicated water supply, says Agriculture Minister Veerapandi S. Arumugam

Free colour television sets to be given to all eligible families within June 2010

400 houses for slum dwellers under construction in Kitchipalayam

SALEM: The State Government has taken steps to implement a dedicated water supply scheme to ensure round-the-clock supply to the people in Salem City, Agriculture Minister Veerapandi S. Arumugam has said.

Participating at a free colour television sets distribution programme held here on Thursday, the minister said that the scheme would be implemented at a cost of Rs. 283 crore.


Mr. Arumugam assured that all the eligible families in the district would be given free colour television sets within June 2010.

Earlier participating in another function, the minister said the State government was constructing 400 houses for the slum dwellers at a cost of Rs. 10.26 crore in Kitchipalayam.

The works were expected to be completed by the end of 2010.

The government also took up the laying of power cables underground at a cost of Rs. 204 crore, he added.

Development works

He also listed out a number of development works being carried out in the Salem Corporation limits including Tirumanimutharu River improvement scheme, solid waste management programme, construction of super speciality hospital, new Collectorate complex and additional buildings in Salem Government Medical College Hospital.

The minister handed over 25,000 colour television sets to beneficiaries in wards 9,10,11,26, 27, 28, 29,30,31,32,33,35 and 36 in the two functions.

District Revenue Officer M. Rajarathinam presided over the function.

Mayor J. Rekha Priyadarshini, Deputy Mayor C. Panneerselvam Corporation Commissioner K.S. Palanisamy and senior officials were present.