TAMIL NADU

Special camps to be held for patta name transfers

Special Correspondent

24 panchayats selected for Nirmal Gram Puraskar

TIRUCHI: The district administration has decided to hold special camps at the firka level to expedite the process of issuing patta name transfers and to clear the backlog of applications.

The special camps would be held once every fortnight at all the 41 firkas and an officer in the rank of a deputy collector would monitor the process, the Collector, Ashish Vachhani told reporters here on Tuesday. Currently, applications for patta name transfers have to be submitted at the taluk offices, which often leads to delays. About 3,000 applications were pending in the district and there has been a widespread demand for expediting the process.

The schedule of the camps would be notified and publicised. Applications seeking sub-divisions and survey of property boundaries can also be submitted at the camps, Mr. Vachhani said.

Twenty-four village panchayats in the district have been selected for the Nirmal Gram Puraskar award for achieving cent per cent sanitation and public hygiene. The villages selected for the award for 2006-07 were: Naduvalur and Poonusangampatti in Thuraiyur block, Naganallur and Venkatachalapuram in Uppilliyapuram, Kattukulam and Puthanampatti in Musiri, Angarai and Sirumayankudi in Lalgudi, P.Sengaenthi and Poonampalayam in Manachanallur, Unniyur and Valvelpudur in Thottiyam, Konappanpatti and Orudiapatti in Thathaiyengarpet, Periyanayagi and Perur in Andhanallur, Gundur and Keezhamullakudi in Tiruverambur, Malaiyadipatti and Mondipatti in Manapparai and Kannukuzhi and Karaipatti in Marungapuri block. The President would present the awards and honour the heads of the respective panchayats.

Mr.Vachhani also disclosed that loans sanctioned to all the 1,053 beneficiaries, to the tune of Rs.3.51 crores, under the Prime Minister's Rozgar Yojana have been already disbursed.

All the 1,673 houses sanctioned under the Indira Awas Yojana would be completed by May 15. Already, 600 houses have been constructed.

The Anaithu Grama Anna Marumalarchi Thittam would be implemented in 82 panchayats in the district this year. All the 408 village panchayats would be covered under the scheme over a five-year period and each panchayat would get an average allocation of Rs.92 lakhs.

Village ponds, libraries, community playgrounds and burial grounds would be provided under the scheme.