CHENNAI: Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa launched drinking water projects and laid the foundation for new projects including declaring open several new buildings on Tuesday. The projects will cost Rs .111.70 crore.
The drinking water project in Cumbum municipality, Theni district, was completed at a cost of Rs 2.25 crore and will benefit 69,183 persons. Drinking water projects for Coimbatore, Tirupur, Kanyakumari, and Tuticorin districts, slated to benefit 54,592 persons in the five town-panchayats, were completed at a cost of Rs 14.41 crore .
She unveiled new Municipal Administration buildings and buildings for the Water Supply Department built at a cost of Rs 31.60 crore in Coimbatore, Madurai, Tuticorin, Dharmapuri, Tirupur, Vellore, Krishnagiri, Thanjavur, Erode and Nagapattinam districts and declared open the new office building for Theni-Allinagaram municipality, constructed at a cost of Rs 3 crore.
In addition she laid the foundation for Rs 55 lakh worth of projects to generate power from solid waste in Tirunelveli Corporation.
As part of an initiative to help women SHGs, the CM commenced the distribution of a rotation fund to the tune of Rs 5.11 crore to 250 women SHGs through the TN Urban Livelihood Mission (TNULM). She also launched a quarterly journal Vallamai, aimed at encouarging SHGs to share their views and a web portal (http://cma.tn.gov.in/tnulm) dedicated to providing information about projects being implemented by the TNULM.