Rs. 55 crores for uplift of sanitary workers

ERODE, OCT.11. The State Government, through the Tamil Nadu Adidravida Housing Development Corporation (THADCO), has decided to grant Rs. 55 crores to sanitary workers for their uplift, the THADCO Chairperson, V. Saroja, said.

Conducting a review meeting of the THADCO at the Collectorate on Sunday, she said that out of Rs. 55 crores, Rs. 33 crores would be subsidy and remaining amount would be given as marginal money to the sanitary workers for starting industries.

The Chairperson said that through the THADCO, training was being imparted to women and SHG members and other Adidravidas. In Erode district, 500 women were selected and provided entrepreneurial training.

They would be given subsidy-oriented loan for starting industries, mainly garment export industries. She said that another 100 women would be selected soon and trained in nursing.

The Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Minister, P.C. Ramasamy, said that in Erode district, 340 Adidravida women were provided with agricultural land.

For developing the land, Rs. 1.70 crores would be given to them as subsidy-oriented loan. Five hundred SHGs were given Rs. 50 lakhs as revolving fund by the THADCO.

The Collector, D. Karthikeyan, who presided, detailed the developmental works carried out for the Adidravidas in the district.

The Rajya Sabha Member, P.G. Narayanan, MLAs K.S. Thennarasu, S.S. Ramanidharan, P. Chidambaram, K.C. Karupannan, K.S. Palanisamy, Selvi Murugesan, and Sivagami Vincent participated.

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