Uninterrupted Power In a Year: Rangasamy

Chief Minister N Rangasamy on Tuesday promised  uninterrupted, quality power within a year as transformers and other infrastructure were being provided to Puducherry.

Published: 17th September 2014 06:17 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th September 2014 07:45 AM   |  A+A-


PUDUCHERRY: Chief Minister N Rangasamy on Tuesday promised  uninterrupted, quality power within a year as transformers and other infrastructure were being provided to Puducherry which, he said, would emerge as a place providing uninterrupted power.

Winding up a debate on the motion of thanks to the Lieutenant Governor Ajay Singh in the Assembly, Rangasamy said the Territorial government was paying special attention to industrial development and trying to avail itself of special concessions offered by the Central government for promotion of industries in the Union Territory.

The Chief Minister said  he had met the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and requested him to provide the concessions  to attract  investments as well as retain the industries which were moving to States, where such benefits were available.

The Territorial government  has also come out with a new industrial policy, which  has been formulated to benefit new industries, Rangasamy said.

He added that the government was planning to set up special economic zones  which would not only given impetus to new industries but also provide employment to youth.

Stating that the government was being proactive in providing employment, he said that 4,000 vacant posts have been filled up since his government had assumed power.

Rangasamy said the government was taking steps to start new arts and science colleges to provide more opportunities to students  and give impetus to higher education as well.

Also, he said the government has introduced the CBSE curriculum in schools to improve the standard of education so that students can do well  in the national-level competitive examinations. He said  Tamil would be taught as a compulsory subject, though the medium of instruction would be  English.

Since people were preferring English as a medium of education for their wards, the government has come up with English medium schools. Stating that government was paying attention to providing assistance for higher education, Rangasamy said that  a sum of `41.8 crore had been disbursed for all students during  2013-2014 .

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