CHENNAI : Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Thursday announced various schemes, relating to Cooperation, Food and Consumer Protection departments, worth Rs 165 crore, which included setting up of modern storage facilities in three places at a cost of Rs 90 crore and establishing a godown at Maraimalai Nagar at a cost of Rs 75 crore. Making these announcements under Rule 110 in the Assembly, the CM said modern storage facilities would be established at rice mills in Pollachi, Tiruvarur and Thalaiyuthu, at a total cost of Rs 90 crore. Considering the traffic congestion in the southern zone of Chennai, a three-tier godown complex would be set up at Maraimalai Nagar at a cost of Rs 75 crore.
The godowns of the Tamil Nadu Civil Supplies Corporation would be modernised by providing forklift, stacker-cum-loader, automatic weighing and packing machines, at a cost of Rs 40 crore. The TNCSC has 300 godowns across the State and of them, in 100 godowns, asbestos sheets over their roofs would be replaced by non-rusting iron sheets at a cost of Rs 45 crore. Besides, roads, water, rest-rooms etc. would be set up at a cost of Rs 50 crore.