Jayalalithaa to lay stone for new projects

Vaigai Hi-tech Weaving Park, major project beneficial to weavers

Staff Reporter

THENI: Chief Minister Jayalalithaa will lay the foundation stone for new projects worth Rs.160 crores including setting up of Vaigai Hi-tech Weaving Park at Andipatti at an estimated cost of Rs.96.21 crores, according to Collector Rajesh Lakhoni.

Talking to mediapersons here on Monday, he said district administration had been making arrangements for the visit on June 16. She would also inaugurate new buildings constructed at a cost of Rs.39 crores and disburse welfare aid worth Rs.10 crores to 17,548 beneficiaries at the function.

Of all projects, Vaigai Hi-tech Weaving Park will be beneficial to thousands of weavers in the taluk. Foundation stone would be laid for 51 works designed by Public Works Department at an estimated cost of Rs.15.54 crores, works identified by the District Rural Development Agency at an estimated cost of Rs.13.74 crores, 110/22 KV electric sub-station, drinking water project at a cost of Rs.98.28 lakhs meant for Veerapandi special panchayat and Unjampatti village and four habitations and 98 additional buildings for schools at a cost of Rs.1.29 crores.

The Chief Minister would also inaugurate 1,822 new projects including small tanks at Palakombai and Seepalakottai at a cost of Rs. 85 lakhs and offices meant for the Chief Educational Officer, Deputy Director (Health Services), Joint Registrar of Cooperatives, Joint Director of Agriculture and other office buildings constructed in the master plan complex near the Collectorate at a cost of Rs.1.62 crores.

Mr. Lakhoni said various departments had selected eligible beneficiaries. Ms. Jayalalithaa would disburse Rs.1.49 crores to 2,008 beneficiaries selected by the Revenue Department, Rs.26.68 lakhs to 2,810 beneficiaries identified by Social Welfare Department, Rs.39.50 lakhs to 2,810 women chosen by Women Development Department, Rs.1.07 crores to 4,286 beneficiaries selected by Department of Cooperatives, Rs.1.58 cores to 1,966 TAHDCO beneficiaries, Rs.5 crores to 6,174 beneficiaries identified by Rural Development. PWD Minister O. Paneerselvam would preside, the Collector said.

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