Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Monday inaugurated a slew of projects, buildings and modernisation schemes under the Co-operation, Food and Consumer Protection Department, amounting to a total of `153.45 crore.
Among the projects inaugurated were core banking solutions for co-operative banks, warehouses with a total capacity of 1,53,200 metric tonnes and a new office block for the Tamil Nadu State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission.
The new office for the Tamil Nadu State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission and the Consumer Disputes Redressal Centres for Chennai North and South districts have been constructed at a cost of `4.57 crore.
A new office for the Assistant Commissioner of Civil Supplies was also inaugurated. Jayalalithaa also inaugurated integrated co-operative office premises within the Integrated Collectorate Complexes in Dharmapuri and Pudukottai, built at a cost of `2.33 crore.
She also inaugurated 48 warehouses of the Tamil Nadu State Civil Supplies Corporation in 15 districts, with a capacity of 64,200 metric tonnes and costing
`27.4 crore, and 840 warehouses for cooperatives, with a total capacity of 89,000 metric tonnes built at a cost of `95.14 crore.
Jayalalithaa inaugurated core banking solutions implemented at 783 branches of co-operative banks across the State. The project has cost the government `8.8 crore. She also inaugurated CCTV cameras at 949 co-op bank branches installed at a cost of `6.65 crore, modernised self service centres at the Chintamani Co-operative Super Market in Coimbatore, five refrigerated vehicles for Farm Fresh Consumer Outlets and seven vehicles for use by staff of the Civil Supplies Corporation.
She also presented orders for appointments on compassionate grounds to the heirs of 21 persons who had died while in service.
Cooperation Minister Selur K Raju, Food Minister K Kamaraj, Co-operation, Food and Consumer Protection Secretary MP Nirmala, Tamil Nadu State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission Director Justice (retd) SR Raghupathy and Registrar of Co-operative Societies B Seetharaman were present among others.