STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

State Govt Fulfilled All Promises Made in Manifesto: Jaya

Published: 24th January 2016 04:08 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th January 2016 04:08 AM   |  A+A-

Jayalalitha

CHENNAI: Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Friday told the State Assembly that the five years of AIADMK regime was marked by numerous achievements and welfare measures for every section of the society and higher growth in all key sectors. The government, she said had fulfilled all promises made in the 2011 election manifesto.

Replying to the discussion on the motion of thanks to the Governor for his address, the Chief Minister said the AIADMK government stood for inclusive socio-economic development of the poor and downtrodden. “I don’t see growth of the State on the lines of economic growth. Mere growth in GSDP can’t be taken a healthy sign.  But the real growth is reaching out to all sections. The progress made in education and health sectors define the growth of the Social Progress Index (SPI). Equality can be achieved only where SPI grows”, she maintained.

The Chief Minister, in her 75-minute reply, gave a detailed account on the progress made in each department. Referring to the assistances being extended to the families, small traders and entrepreneurs who were affected in the recent floods, she expressed confidence that all of them would recover soon from the impact of the heavy rains.

According to her one of the formidable challenges her government had faced when it assumed office in May 2011 was the power shortage. Expeditious steps taken by her government, she said had seen dditional installed capacity of 4,455.5 MW added to the TNEB’s grid.

“To meet the requirements of the future, long term agreements had been signed for procuring 3,330 mw of power. Of this, 2,830 mw of power is received now. In all, after May 2011, a whopping 7,485.5 mw of additional power is being received now. Only because of this, there has been no power cut in Tamil Nadu since June 5, 2015. In the next six months, 1,232 mw of power will  be received”, she pointed out.

REPORT.JPG 

Stay up to date on all the latest Tamil Nadu news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp