CHENNAI: The TN Information Department has decided to make its foray into the social media soon to reach out to the youth about the schemes and achievements of the government.
Replying to the discusison on demands for grants in the Assembly, Minister for Information KT Rajenthra Bhalaji said at present the schemes are being taken to the people through the print and electronic media. Since the social media like Twitter and Facebook have received an overwhelming response from the youth, it has been decided to make effective use of them in the coming days.
He said a State-level data bank would be created at the Secretariat to collect information about welfare assistance given to beneficiaries and achievements of the government at the district level.
The memorial of poet Subramania Bharathi in Triplicane, he said would be renovated at a cost of Rs 25 lakh and the memorial for former Chief Minister CN Annadurai would be refurbished at a cost of Rs10 lakh.
Further, the memorial for Thillaiyadi Valliyammai at her native village in Nagapattinam district would be renovated at an expenditure of Rs 5 lakh.
A bust of former Chief Minister MG Ramachandran would be installed in front of the MGR Government Film and Television Institute at Taramani to mark its golden jubilee. An arch to the mark the occasion would also be set up.
Sources said that both the both measures would be completed at a cost of Rs 15 lakh.