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Assistance given

In time: Minister for Slum Clearance S. Thangavelan distributing welfare assistance to beneficiaries in Ramanathapuram on Monday.

In time: Minister for Slum Clearance S. Thangavelan distributing welfare assistance to beneficiaries in Ramanathapuram on Monday.   | Photo Credit: — Photo: L. Balachandar

Special Correspondent

RAMANATHAPURAM: The Minister for Slum Clearance and Accommodation Control, S. Thangavelan, on Monday distributed welfare assistance to the members of unorganised welfare boards.

Members of weavers’ families from Paramakudi, Emaneswaram were among those who received compensation under various categories.

The Minister said the government had been giving top priority for distributing welfare assistance to the members of unorganised sectors during contingencies. Officials were instructed to take immediate steps to release funds for their assistance upon receiving memorandums. Later, Mr. Thangavelan held a review meeting here over the implementation of programmes and schemes by the Public Works Department. The Collector, T.N. Hariharan, the District Revenue Officer, K. Balasubramanian, participated in the meeting.

The Minister asked the PWD officials to execute and expedite all ongoing works in a time bound manner.

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