Tiruchi: Huge water tanks for villages in two blocks

TIRUCHI: The Government will take immediate action for solving the drinking water problem in the villages in Musiri and Mannachanallur blocks in Tiruchi district and high capacity overhead tanks would be built to provide drinking water in the water-starved villages in these blocks, said Forest Minister N. Selvaraj on Monday.

Reviewing the development works being carried out under various schemes in Musiri and Mannachanallur panchayat unions in the district at a meeting with Collector T. Soundiah and other district officials, the Minister said that he would bring to the notice of the Chief Minister about the drinking water problem faced by the people in Musiri and Mannachanallur blocks and take remedial measures to ensure quick and adequate drinking water to the villages.

Mr. Selvaraj pointed out that action would also be taken for converting the part-time fair price shops into full time shops and also for constructing high-level bridges in several parts of the unions. He asked the panchayat presidents to submit separate department wise petitions for carrying out development works so that it would be easy for him to take necessary action. The Minister said that Government’s free colour television sets were being given to eligible families and pointed out that about 40 lakh television sets had been purchased this year and would be provided to all the families in the villages.

Similarly, free domestic LPG gas stoves with connection will be given to all eligible families in a phased manner, he said.

Mr. Selvaraj pointed out that the recently launched Chief Minister Dr. Kalaignar’s health insurance scheme for life saving treatments had evoked good response and a large number of beneficiaries were getting treatment under the scheme for 51 types of ailments.

Collector T. Soundiah who presided over the meeting, said that quick action would be taken on the petitions submitted by the panchayat presidents to the Minister at the meeting and pointed out that steps would be taken to provide drinking water supply in the affected villages in Thottiyam, Musiri, Mannachanallur and Thuraiyur taluks.

Musiri Revenue Divisional Officer S. Meenakshisundaram, panchayat union chairperson Manonmani Thillaivasagam, and other officials attended the meeting.

From THE HINDU

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