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South Chennai MP adopts Nanmangalam village

As per the adoption scheme, the village is expected to get all infrastructural facilities on a priority basis

J. Jayavardhan, South Chennai MP, has adopted Nanmangalam village under St.Thomas Mount union in Kancheepuram district under the ‘Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana’, according to district revenue officials.

According to the scheme launched in 2014, which involves adoption of villages by MPs, Nanmangalam will receive all infrastructural facilities on a priority and is expected to become self-sufficient in the next two years. P. Ponniah, Kancheepuram district Collector, said that after the deluges in 2015, several encroachments were removed from waterbodies and water channels. Surplus channels from Sembakkam, Nanmangalam and Keelkattalai lakes were widened till Narayanapuram lake, from where the water reaches the marshland in Pallikaranai, without any hindrance. The Highways Department is widening the culverts in these areas to help surplus water reaching the marsh. Jayavardhan said works undertaken by residents’ welfare associations and NGOs would be encouraged under ‘Self-Sufficiency Scheme’, for which administrative sanctions would be accorded immediately. Former MP C. Rajendran, former MLA K.P. Kandhan were present on the occasion.

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