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Corporation to gift gold rings to babies who are given Tamil names

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Source : The Hindu Date : 03.06.2009

Corporation to gift gold rings to babies who are given Tamil names

Staff Reporter

Photo: Chennai Corporation

EXHAUSTIVE RANGE: Mayor M.Subramanian displays a book of Tamil names for children at a press meet in Chennai on Tuesday.

CHENNAI: Chennai Corporation on Tuesday announced that it will give one-gram gold ring each to babies born in Corporation maternity hospitals if they are given Tamil names.

Addressing presspersons, Mayor M. Subramanian said, “The scheme would come into force at 6 a.m. on Wednesday and was being launched to mark the birthday of Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi.”

The scheme figured in the civic body’s 2009-2010 budget as a measure to encourage people to give Tamil names to their babies.

A panel of experts in Tamil would be formed to decide on the names eligible for the gold rings, said Mr. Subramanian. It would meet every 15 days and declare the names eligible. The distribution of gold rings would be carried out by the officials of the civic body every 15 days, said Mr. Subramanian. The officials will be given material on Tamil names.

Mr. Subramanian said that many of the people whose mother tongue is Tamil were reluctant to have Tamil names for their children. But people who speak other languages were keen to have names in their own mother tongues, he said.

The Corporation has taken measures to issue birth certificates free of cost within 24 hours of birth of a baby, the Mayor said.

Maternity hospitals run by the civic body have been modernised and they provide free services to the weaker sections, he added.

Disposable maternity kits would be provided to maternity hospitals. Around 15,000 babies are born in Corporation maternity hospitals every year, said Mr. Subramanian.

A total of 11,367 babies have been given gift packs under a scheme announced last September.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 June 2009 12:35
 

CM to commission major water project on June 11

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Source : The Hindu Date : 03.06.2009

CM to commission major water project on June 11

Special Correspondent

It will serve people in three districts: Minister

RAMANATHAPURAM: Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi would commission the Ramanathapuram Combined Drinking Water Project here on June 11, said S. Thangavelan, Minister for Slum Clearance and Accommodation Control, here on Tuesday.

Deputy Chief Minister M.K. Stalin would dedicate the project implemented at a cost of Rs. 618 crore to the people.

The project, for which foundation stone was laid on January 30, 2007 at Paramakudi, had been completed within a record time. It was completed in accordance with the direction given by the Chief Minister to complete the project as early as possible.

Mr. Thangavelan said that the project would bring great relief to the people of Ramanathapuram district, who were struggling with the drinking water crisis for many decades.

It would meet the drinking water needs of five municipalities, 11 town panchayats and 3,163 hamlets of Ramanathapuram, Sivaganga and Pudukottai districts.

As many as 16 lakh people would stand to benefit from the project.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 June 2009 06:17
 

Hogenakkal Project to start in October

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Source : The Hindu Date : 03.06.2009

Hogenakkal Project to start in October

Staff Reporter

DHARMAPURI: As announced by Deputy Chief Minister M.K. Stalin, the Integrated Hogenakkal Drinking Water Project will kick-start in October 2009, Ms. Supriya Sahoo, Project Director, said here on Tuesday.

Ms. Sahoo was here to conduct a spot survey. She held discussions with the district administration and gave details about the implementation of the project to local representatives at a meeting at the collectorate She informed them about preparedness to supply water to all hamlets in Dharmapuri and Krishnagiri districts.

Pipelines

The project work would be undertaken on a war footing and completed in December 2012. Ms. Sahoo said 11,000- km long pipelines would be erected in these districts to facilitate water supply without any hindrance. These pipelines would link the current water supply link at the village panchayat level.

A 240-lakh litre giant overhead water tank (OHT) would be constructed at Madam in Dharmapuri district as Master Balancing Reservoir (MBR) to store water for supply to the MBRs in blocks and panchayats. Fluoride content in the ground water in Dharmapuri and Krishnagiri districts is between seven to nine mg per litre.

A separate project called Fluoride Mitigation Project would be launched soon to identify the fluoride level in the ground water at various locations, Ms. Sahoo said.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 June 2009 06:07
 


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