CHENNAI: Governor K Rosaiah on Wednesday lauded the AIADMK administration of Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and especially praised the several “inclusive socio-economic development programmes” that have been implemented since May 2011 effectively making Tamil Nadu a welfare State.
“I am happy to place on record that inclusive socio-economic programmes have earned the State the status of a model welfare State and a forerunner in conceptualising and implementing many inclusive development and welfare programmes,” the Governor said while addressing the Tamil Nadu Assembly.
Rosaiah said Tamil Nadu has been spending substantial amounts on social sector programmes to promote social equality and to reduce economic disparity. Sustained investments in education, health, poverty reduction and social security programmes have contributed to Tamil Nadu achieving a higher level of Human Development Indicators in the country.
The Governor also lauded the relief, restoration and rehabilitation works undertaken by the State government in flood-affected districts. State machinery has brought back normalcy to the flood-affected areas in a very short time. The Governor appreciated the Chief Minister’s move to allocate 10,000 tenements to those who had lost their homes along the Adyar, Cooum and Buckingham canal because of the floods. He urged the Centre to immediately sanction Rs 25,912 crore financial assistance sought by Tamil Nadu government for restoration and rehabilitation works in flood-affected areas.
Giving a detailed account of the industrial growth, Rosaiah pointed out that of the 217 projects identified through MoUs signed during the Global Investors Meet, 84 projects are so far being implemented and the others were at various stages of preparation.
On the law and order front, the Governor said constant vigil, stern action and coordinated approach of the State police force, have enabled the State to crack the whip on anti-social elements. He said the phase II of the Pudhu Vazhvu Project will be launched shortly at an estimated cost of Rs 900 crore, extending the scheme coverage to 95 additional blocks.
Centre urged to Pursue tamil issue
Chennai: Governor K Rosaiah on Wednesday urged the Centre to pursue with the Sri Lankan government the issue of taking action against those who committed crimes against Tamils in Lanka during the final stages of the civil war there and ensure justice.