An integrated drinking water supply scheme is to be implemented at a cost of Rs. 1 crore for Poondi village in Walajapet block, according to A. Mohammed Jhan, Minister for Backward Classes and Minorities Welfare.
Inaugurating an agricultural exhibition at the Uzhavar Peruvizha (farmers’ festival) in the village on Sunday, Mr. Jhan said that 15 green houses under the Pasumai Veedugal Thittam, 18 group houses under the Indira Awas Yojana, funds for additional buildings in the local school and cement roads at a cost of Rs. 1.80 lakh have also been allotted to the village.
Proposals have been sent to the government for upgrading the Government High School in Poondi into a higher secondary school, he said.
The Minister said that the Poondi Lake would be desilted at a cost of Rs. 60 lakh. All basic amenities required for the village would be provided. He appealed to the farmers to avail of the agricultural inputs given to them at a subsidised rate.
Mr. Jhan distributed integrated handbooks on agriculture and agricultural inputs to 15 farmers.
P. Sankar, Vellore Collector; V.K. Nirmala, chairperson of Walajapet panchayat union; S.C. Ezhumalai, District Panchayat ward member; Uma Prakasam, president, Poondi village panchayat; K. Tamilselvan, Joint Director of Agriculture; and Vedagiri, chairman of Walajapet Municipality; participated in the function.