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Tiruchendoge to be made garbage-free

The Tiruchengode Municipality has intensified its activities for keeping the town neat and tidy by pressing into service garbage cleaning and collecting equipments at an outlay of ₹ 57 lakh under the Clean India Mission.

The municipality has procured a garbage compactor lorry for the safe and efficient collection of garbage in the town at an outlay of ₹ 27 lakh. It has also procured 54 dust bins by spending ₹ 21.6 lakh and another 42 push carts costing ₹ 8.4 lakh.

P. Thangamani, Electricity Minister, launched the garbage compactor lorry, the dust bins and push carts at a function held at the municipality premises on Sunday.

He said that steps have been taken by the government for converting Tiruchengode into a garbage-free municipality and called for total cooperation from the residents of the town in this initiative.

M. Asia Mariam, District Collector, presided over the function. Pon Saraswathi, MLA, Baskaran, Revenue Divisional Officer, Tiruchengode, G. Sukumar, Commissioner (in-charge), Tiruchengode Municpality, were present on the occasion.

Mr. Thangamani along with V. Saroja, Social Welfare Minister, inaugurated the distribution of free dhotis and saris at separate functions held in Namakkal, Tiruchengode, Paramathivelur, Rasipuram, Senthamangalam, and Kumarapalayam on Sunday.

The Ministers said that 3.76 dhotis and 3.77 lakh saries, all costing ₹ 9.68 crore will be distributed to the beneficiaries belonging to weaker sections before Pongal.

Asia Mariam, Collector, presided over the functions. P. R. Sundaram and S. Selvakumara Chinnaiyan, both MPs, participated.

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