CHENNAI: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Saturday inaugurated a fish landing centre in Ramanathapuram district and various buildings across the State through video- conference facility, from the secretariat.
On behalf of the Fisheries Department, the centre was constructed at Kundhukal village at a cost of Rs 70 crore. Palaniswami also inaugurated fish landing centres at Kasimedu in Chennai (Rs 10.50 crore), Annamalaichery in Thiruvallur district (Rs 4.4 crore), and fish farms in various districts. Several buildings constructed on behalf of Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (TANUVAS) across the State were also officially opened by the chief minister.
The buildings were constructed at a cost of Rs 102.63 crore. Minister for Fisheries D Jayakumar, Minister for Animal Husbandry K Radhakrishnan, Minister for Revenue and Disaster Management RB Udhayakumar and Chief Secretary K Shanmugam were also present on the occasion.
Velumani felicitated as sewage board bags award
Chennai: With the Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply & Sewerage Board (CMWSSB) bagging the SKOCH Award 2020 recently, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Saturday felicitated Minister for Municipal Administration SP Velumani for the achievement. The CMWSSB won the SKOCH Award gold in Digital India category for its implementation of ‘Dial for Water 2.0’ project during the 2019 drought and it also bagged the National Water Innovation Award from ‘Elets National Water Innovation Summit-2020’ for converting granite queries into rainwater storage points. Chief Secretary K Shanmugam and other officials took part in the event.
CM visits deferred
Chennai: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami’s visit to three southern districts has been deferred as he has to attend a video-conference meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 23. To review Covid- 19 prevention measures and inaugurating completed projects and laying stones for new schemes, the CM had planned to visit Ramanathapuram and Thoothukudi on September 22, and Kanniyakumari and Virudhunagar districts on September 23, but PM Modi has convened a meeting with Chief Ministers on September 23. Following which, the visits will be rescheduled. The CM will visit Ramanathapuram on September 22 and return to Chennai in the evening. The visit to other districts will be announced later.
Renovated govt observation home thrown open
Chennai: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Saturday inaugurated the renovated government observation home for boys and girls, Kellys, in Chennai through video-conference facility. On behalf of the Social Welfare and Nutritious Meal Programme, Kellys was renovated at the cost of Rs 4.40 crore on 1,554 sq.m. Palaniswami officially opened 12 rooms for girls, a dining hall with kitchen, multipurpose hall, doctor’s room, reverse osmosis plant, CCTV cameras and a sewage treatment plant, among others. The CM also handed over appointment orders to seven junior assistants in the Social Welfare Department. Minister for Social Welfare Department V Saroja, Minister for Fisheries D Jayakumar and Chief Secretary K Shanmugam were also present on the occasion.
EPS unveils upgraded TNSKILL website
Chennai: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Saturday launched the upgraded website of Tamil Nadu Skill Development Corporation and signed MoUs with various companies for providing free training to job seekers. On behalf of the Tamil Nadu Labour and Employment department, the TNSKILL website was upgraded as a Multilingual Integrated Skill Analytical and E-governance
System at a cost of Rs 2 crore. The MoUs were signed with companies, including Ramco Cements Limited and Coursera, a digital learning portal based in the US. Around 50,000 jobless youth in the state is expected to benefit under this initiative. Minister for Labour Nilofer Kafeel, Chief Secretary K Shanmugam and other officials were present on the occasion.