CHENNAI: Through video conferencing from the Secretariat, the Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has started the mobile banking facility at Tamil Nadu State Central Cooperative Bank, set up at a cost of `43 lakh on January 11.
She also opened 292 buildings set up at a cost of `87.41 crore for Cooperation, Food and Civil Supplies Department, six Amma Pharmacies, 54 Amma Amudham departmental stores in 25 districts and 13 Farm Fresh outlets.
The Chief Minister also flagged off four campaign vans for taking the State’s welfare measures to Madurai, Pudukottai, Peambalur and Cuddalore districts.
Other new facilities inaugurated by the Chief Minister included 168 godowns for cooperative societies in 21 districts, 17 new branches of District Central Cooperative Banks at Gill Nagar, Chennai; Vallam, Kandachipuram, Pakandai, Kootteripattu, Thiruvakkarai, and Kottakuppam, Villupuram district; Gurusamypalayam, Kannakurichi, Ammapettai and Karumanthurai, Salem district; Peikulam, Tuticorin district; Sultanpettai, Nallur and Anupparpalayam, Coimbatore district; and Soorampattivalasu and Manickampalayam, Erode district.
The 13 Farm Fresh outlets will be at Thanjavur, Gandhinagar (Vellore dt), Srinivasa Nagar, Subramaniyapuram, Puthur, Kallukuzhi, Srirangam, Ayyappa Nagar and Thiruvanaikaval (Tiruchy dt), Tirupur, Salem, Erode and Tirunelveli. The pharmacies will be at Keezh Kanchipuram and Kanyakumari districts.