Highways and Minor Ports Minister K Palanisamy said that the Chief Minister had undertaken the scheme of distributing milch cows and sheep to upgrade the standard of living of those who living below the poverty line.
The Minister, after distributing welfare assistance at Edapadi and declaring open two part-time fair price shops at Kattur and Ncahipalayam villages, said that the people’s requests for fair price shops were met immediately. The Chief Minister would distribute 60,000 cows and 2 lakh goats and sheep to the poor to enhance their livelihood. She had the capacity to fulfil her promises to the people within six months and all her welfare schemes were targeting the poor in rural areas.
The Minister accused DMK regime of making the government welfare schemes benefit the family members. They never allowed the schemes to reach the poor and needy. The poor rural children who were studying computer courses would be given laptops. Nearly 9 lakh laptops would be purchased at a cost of Rs. 10,000 each.
Earlier, he also distributed welfare schemes worth Rs. 60 lakh to 650 beneficiaries at a function held at Edapadi town in which he said that a ring road would be formed shortly for Edapadi town and a bridge would be constructed across river Sarabanga. He said that 400 petitions were received and officials concerned would take necessary action on them.
The Minister said that two students of Holy Angels Matriculation Higher Secondary School at Salem approached him with a request that if they were sponsored intense training at San Francisco in United States, they could bring laurels to the State at international championships. After considering their pleas sympathetically, the Chief Minister immediately sanctioned Rs 3.20 lakh for the girls to attend the training abroad.
Collector K Maharabushanam presided over the functions in which senior officials and others participated.
Source: The Hindu