TAMIL NADU

Samathuvapurams will usher in classless society, says Minister

Inspection: Agriculture Minister Veerapandi S. Arumugam going round the new Samathuvapuram at Theevattipatti in Salem district on Tuesday. Collector J. Chandrakumar (left) is also in the picture. —   | Photo Credit: Photo: P. Goutham

Special Correspondent

SALEM: Agriculture Minister Veerapandi S. Arumugam inspected the newly-constructed samathuvapuram at Theevattipatti near here on Tuesday.

The same would be declared open by Deputy Chief Minister M. K. Stalin on October 26.

The Minister, accompanied by Collector J. Chandrakumar and other officials, went round the samathuvapuram.

He also said that Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi had established such samathuvapurams in all districts to usher in a casteless society in the State.

The Minister earlier inspected the new bus stand constructed at a cost of Rs 1.55 crore at Sankagiri, which would be inaugurated by the Deputy CM.

The newly-constructed bus terminal would have all modern facilities with adequate bays for buses.

Aid disbursed

Earlier, participating at a function held at Devannagoundanur, the Minister distributed colour television sets to the beneficiaries and aid under various welfare schemes.

The Chief Minister had ordered the officials to provide television sets to all cardholders and to those who were yet to have cards.

Still a total of 28.36 lakh television sets was to be distributed, he said.

The Minister further added that a total of 4.99 lakh television sets had been distributed in Salem district and 1.08 lakh television sets were yet to be distributed.

He disbursed a sum of Rs. 80.75 lakh worth television sets to 3,479 beneficiaries at the function and disbursed Rs 4.32 lakh worth welfare schemes to 90 beneficiaries.