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Jayalalithaa announces Rs 1,000-cr welfare measures

PTI Chennai | Updated on March 12, 2018 Published on January 28, 2013

A file photo of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, J. Jayalalithaa.

The Tamil Nadu Government has announced a series of welfare measures, including proposal to set up new engineering colleges and drinking water projects, totalling over Rs 1,000 crore.

Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has announced combined drinking water projects for Cuddalore and Puthukottai districts based on Kollidam river at a cost of over Rs 575 crore.

Similar projects were also announced for Theni, Dindigul, Tirunelveli, Kancheepuram and Chennai districts at an overall cost of over Rs 200 crore, a State Government release said.

Further, new engineering colleges would come up in Dharmapuri and Tanjavur districts at a total cost of Rs 179.80 crore.

The Chief Minister approved an initial sum of Rs 14.10 crore towards each college, which will come up in Chettikarai and Chengipatti in the respective districts, it said.

Jayalalithaa also directed the setting up of 10 new polytechnic colleges, including in Madurai, Tiruchi, Theni and Vellore districts, at a proposed cost of Rs 138 crore.

Published on January 28, 2013
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