TAMIL NADU

Total computerisation of registrations soon

Special Correspondent

State earns revenue of Rs. 3,407.50 crore: Minister

THANJAVUR: The State Government has earned a revenue of Rs. 3,407.50 crore through registration department in 2006-2007, said Minister for Registration and Tourism N. Suresh Rajan at Nachiyarkoil near Kumbakonam on Monday.

He inaugurated the new Sub-Registrar office at Nachiyarkoil.

He said that the revenue to the State through the department in 2005-2006 was Rs. 20,348.66 crore.

A total of 20,11,566 registrations were done during 2005-2006 and 24,92,294 registrations during 2006-2007.

Eighty per cent of the registration offices have been computerised to quicken registrations and make it error-free and corruption-free.

The rest will also be computerised soon after which people will be able to receive encumbrance certificates from registration offices anywhere in the State.

The State has 50 registration districts and 558 district registrar and sub-registrar offices.

Out of them, 40 offices were closed during AIADMK regime and now the DMK Government has taken steps to re-open them.

In Thanjavur district alone, 17 sub-registrar offices were closed.

Two offices reopened

On Monday, two offices have been re-opened _ Nachiyarkoil, and Rendampulikadu in Sethubavachathiram panchayat union.

Four more offices will be opened at various places in Thanjavur district soon.

Tourism

The minister said that there has been an increase of 20 to 22 per cent of tourist arrivals to Tamil Nadu every year.

In Thanjavur district in the past one-and-a-half years, Rs 8 crore worth of tourism promotion works have been taken up.

Navagraha temples

These include developing infrastructure facilities at Navagraha kshetras, improvement in various Siva and Vaishnavite temples and improvement of Manora, a tourist spot near Pattukottai.

Cooperation Minister Ko. Si. Mani presided over the function. Collector C. Viajayaraj Kumar, Chairman of Thiruvidaimaruthur Panchayat union, S. Ramalingam also spoke.

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