Tirupur is a district now
Published: 23rd February 2009 02:26 AM |
COIMBATORE: Local Administration Minister M K Stalin on Sunday inaugurated the newly formed Tirupur district at a function held at Iduvampalayam Government Higher Secondary School.
Stalin said a new mofussil bus stand would come up in Tirupur district and added that three places had been chosen for this purpose.
An announcement in this regard would be made during the budget session, he said.
Pointing out that more districts were formed only during the DMK regime, he said that Tuticorin, Villupuram, Tiruvannamalai, Namakkal, Karur, Theni and Tiruvarur were some of the collectorates brought forth by the DMK government between 1996 and 2001.
On the comprehensive water supply scheme, he said the New Tirupur Area Development Ltd (NTADL) had been implementing the project at a cost of Rs 453 crore catering to the needs of the Tirupur people.
Revenue and Housing Minister I Periasami said bifurcation of districts was being initiated only for the convenience of the people.
Later,Stalin gave away welfare measures of Rs 12.58 crore to 3,891 beneficiaries.
Others who were present at the function included Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Subbulakshmi Jegadeesan, Rural Industries Minister Pongalur N Palanisamy, Highways Minister M P Saminathan, Chief Secretary K S Sripathy, Corporation Mayor K Selvaraj and Coimbatore district Collector V Palanikumar, Erode district Collector Mahesan Kasirajan and the Tirupur district Collector C Samaymoorthy.