Special Correspondent

Udhagamandalam: Khadi Board Minister K.Ramachandran said here on Thursday that the single point agenda of Chief Minister Karunanidhi is to make Tamil Nadu the number one state in the country.

Distributing assistance under the Social Security Scheme for Farmers and Farm Labourers, he said that government functions have of late become common. It reflected the speed at which welfare schemes are being implemented in various districts.The previous regime had failed to fulfil its promises. It had also created a great deal of trouble for the people. Though the Government is now being very generous, the State exchequer will remain healthy contrary to the malicious propaganda unleashed by some of the Opposition parties.

The Nilgiris Collector Santosh K.Misra who presided said that under the Social Security Scheme 1.77 lakh small and marginal farmers and landless labourers in the district would benefit. The officials concerned and elected representatives in the panchayats should enhance awareness about the scheme.

The chairperson, Udhagamandalam Panchayat Union K. Usha, the Chairperson, Coonoor Panchayat Union Lakshmi and the Vice Chairman, Udhagamandalam Municipal Council J. Ravikumar also spoke. The Special Deputy Collector, Social Security Scheme L. Paulraj welcomed the gathering.