Staff Reporter

ERODE: Minister for Local Administration and Rural Development M.K. Stalin on Tuesday laid foundation for a few schemes, declared open schemes and distributed welfare assistance.

As part of the function organised to distribute revolving fund to self-help groups, Mr. Stalin laid foundation for 1,539 works worth Rs. 39.72 crore, which include 1,471 works worth Rs. 32.98 crore in the Rural Development Department, a work costing Rs. 1.75 crore in the Highways Department and 67 works worth Rs. 4.98 crore in Education Department.

He then inaugurated 1,830 works worth Rs. 15.59 crore, which include 1,690 works worth Rs. 3.10 crore in the Rural Development Department, two works worth Rs. 67.40 lakh in the Highways Department, two works worth Rs. 5.50 crore in the Erode Corporation, 101 works worth Rs. 4.63 crore in the Tamil Nadu Water and Drainage Board, 22 works worth Rs. 41 lakh in the Agriculture and Agriculture Marketing Departments, two works worth Rs. 14.70 lakh in the Education Department and 11 works worth Rs. 1.12 crore in Town Panchayat Department. He also distributed welfare assistance worth Rs. 16.57 crore to 3,075 beneficiaries.