Vellore: Report on Cauvery water scheme sent to government

Financial estimates, allocation of funds remain: Durai Murugan

“Tirupattur, Vaniyambadi and Ambur, Katpadi area, Vellore Corporation to benefit”

“Second bridge across the Palar in Vellore likely to open before New Year”

VELLORE: The Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage (TWAD) Board has completed a study and sent to the State government a project report on the scheme on bringing water from the Cauvery to Vellore district, Law Minister Durai Murugan has said.

He was participating in a function got up by the Vellore Corporation to distribute colour television sets to beneficiaries on Fort Round Road here on Monday.

Mr. Durai Murugan said that by last week, the TWAD Board finalised the list of wayside village and town panchayats and municipalities that would be beneficiaries of the Cauvery water scheme in Vellore district. The municipalities of Tirupattur, Vaniyambadi and Ambur, the Katpadi area and the Vellore Corporation would be getting water as per the report. What remain are the preparation of financial estimates and allocation of funds by the government for the implementation of the project.

Mr. Durai Murugan said he would be requesting Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi to announce the date by which people of the respective local bodies would be getting water under the scheme, in the Governor’s address to the Assembly next year.

The second bridge under construction across the Palar in Vellore is nearing completion, and is likely to be inaugurated before the New Year.

The government and the Vellore Corporation are taking steps to improve basic facilities for the increasing number of tourists visiting the golden temple in Sripuram near Vellore.

Mr. Durai Murugan said that the government has so far distributed 4,57,796 colour TV sets to beneficiaries in Vellore district at a cost of Rs.102.31 crore.

A total of 6,028 colour TV sets were distributed to beneficiaries in the Vellore Corporation area on Monday.

He requested the government to discuss with Vellore MLA C. Gnanasekharan the backlog in the distribution of TV sets and ensure that TV sets were distributed to all those who were eligible.

C. Rajendran, Collector of Vellore, presided. P. Karthikeyan, Mayor of Vellore, welcomed the gathering.

Mr. Gnanasekaran, Sheela Rajan, chairperson of Vellore District Panchayat, and T.A. Mohammed Sadiq, Deputy Mayor of Vellore, spoke.

From THE HINDU

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