President Droupadi Murmu will be on a two-day visit to Puducherry on June 6 and 7 and will be launching various schemes.
Speaking to reporters, Chief Minister N. Rangasamy said the President would lay the foundation stone for the Government Siddha Medical College and Hospital in Puducherry and also unveil the government’s scheme of providing ₹300 as subsidy per month for 12 LPG cylinders in a year, for all family ration card-holders in the Union Territory.
Ms. Murmu would also launch the ‘Chief Minister’s Female Child Protection Scheme.’ Under the scheme, the government will remit ₹50,000 in a fixed deposit scheme at a nationalised bank for a period of 18 years for all newborn girls born in the UT.
The Chief Minister said land had been identified for the construction of the Puducherry Assembly-cum-administrative complex. Work on the preparation of a Detailed Project Report (DPR) has commenced.
When his attention was drawn to the recent view expressed by Lt. Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan that the Member of Parliament from Villupuram had no business in Puducherry to conduct an agitation against the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (Jipmer), the Chief Minister said Puducherry has been maintaining cordial relations with its neighbouring states and this would continue without any change.