Building constructed at Rs. 26.66 lakhs

: Minister for Information and Implementation of Special Schemes, K.T. Rajendra Balaji, inaugurated a new veterinary dispensary at Tiruthangal on Saturday. The building has been constructed at a cost of Rs. 26.66 lakhs.

The Minister said that the land for the dispensary was allocated six years back during the previous All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam Government. The dispensary has separate rooms from veterinary medical officer, registration, a storeroom and a laboratory.

Two operation theatres have been provided, one each for small animals and large animals. The new facility would help provide timely medical care to the cattle and prevent their deaths.

The AIADMK has implemented the scheme of distributing free cattle to improve the economic condition of rural women. During 2011-12, a total of 12,000 milch animals were distributed to as many poor women in the State. Similarly, one lakh beneficiaries got four free goats/sheep each.

During 2012-13, 500 milch animals and 15,336 goats/sheep would be distributed in Virudhunagar district.

Joint Director (Animal Husbandary), C. Sivanandan, Deputy Director, Jeyaraman, Tiruthangal municipal Chairperson, Dhanalakshmi, were present.