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Drainage vents inspected

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Source : The Hindu Date : 10.06.2009

Drainage vents inspected

Special Correspondent


not Gushing: Corporation officials inspecting the outlet of the ‘Keezh Pokki’ vent near the Uyyakondan river in Tiruchi on Tuesday.

TIRUCHI: A team of Corporation officials led by Mayor S.Sujatha on Tuesday inspected the ‘Keezh Pokki,’ the drainage vents near Karumandapam in the city, in the wake of persistent demands from residents of the region seeking improvements to the structures to prevent flooding of residential colonies during the monsoon.

Residents of several colonies off the Dindigul Road have long been demanding that the vents, which serve as vital drains at times of floods, and the drainage channels leading up to them be cleared and widened.

The vents through which the floodwaters drain into the Uyyakondan River were often found to be choked and inadequate to handle the huge flood discharges. The drainage channels leading to the vents have also shrunk. Residents have been demanding construction of additional vents at the spot and wanted it to be included as a component under the flood control project sanctioned for the city.

Ms.Sujatha, accompanied by Deputy Mayor M.Anbazhagan and Commissioner T.T.Balsamy, inspected the vents and also the residential colonies around it. City Engineer S.Raja Mohammed, Executive Engineer R.Chandran and other officials were also present.

Further discussions are expected between the Corporation and the district officials on addressing the demand.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 June 2009 14:29
 

Rating of SHGs from June 16

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Source : The Hindu Date : 10.06.2009

Rating of SHGs from June 16

Staff Reporter

NAGAPATTINAM: A special four-day programme for rating the performance of the women self-help groups (SHG) formed under the ‘Mahalir Thittam’ project in the district will commence on June 16.

The rating will facilitate the groups to be eligible for revolving fund assistance and credit linkage benefits.

In a press release issued here on Tuesday, the District Collector, C. Munianathan, said that the following is the schedule for rating of the SHGs to be held at the panchayat union offices mentioned alongside: June 16 (Nagapattinam, Keezhaiyur, Tirumarugal); June 17 (Thalaignayiru, Vedaranyam and Kilvelur); June 18 (Sembanarkovil, Kuthalam and Mayiladuturai); June 19 (Sirkazhi and Kollidam).

The Collector appealed to the leaders of the Panchayat Union-level Federation to ensure effective participation of all the SHGs at these meetings to qualify for the governmental financial assistance.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 June 2009 14:22
 

Collector distributes assistance worth Rs. 14.7 lakh

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Source : The Hindu Date : 10.06.2009

Collector distributes assistance worth Rs. 14.7 lakh

Staff Reporter

Photo: Special Arrangement.

Taking a ride: Dharmapuri Collector P. Amutha travelling in an autorickshaw given to a woman under the THADCO scheme on Monday. —

DHARMAPURI: Collector P. Amutha distributed Rs. 14.70 lakh assistance to 69 beneficiaries under various welfare schemes at the grievance meeting held at the collectorate here on Monday.

During the programme, she distributed old-age pension orders to four farm labourers, Rs. 43,000 to 9 persons under the Tamil Nadu Farm Labourers and Farmers Social Protection scheme, Rs. 2,87,500 as assistance for natural death to 23 persons, Rs. 3.75 lakh as accident relief to 3 persons and autorickshaws to 5 persons, including a woman, under the THADCO assistance with Rs. 25,000 as subsidy and term loan of Rs. 4.75 lakh.

Later, she along with the District Revenue Officer Maheshwari Ravikumar travelled in an autorikshaw driven by a woman.

During the grievances day meeting, over 400 petitions were received demanding patta, family card, free house site patta, community certificate, medical assistance, old-age pension, marriage assistance, education loan and employment etc.

Special Deputy Tahsildhar (Grievances Redressal section) T. Rajmohan, Lead Bank Manager D. Bama, Regional Transport Officer M. Gunasekaran, Ex-servicemen Welfare Assistant Director V. Manivannan and THADCO District Manager A. Santhakumari participated.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 June 2009 14:19
 


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