The inauguration of Athikadavu - Avinashi project has been delayed due to water shortage, Housing and urban development minister S Muthusamy said on Friday.
They also handed over assistance worth Rs 32.12 crore to 703 beneficiaries and inspected the smart city project works.
Minister for Prohibition and Excise Department S Muthusamy said discussions are taking place on the matter and the department has sought district-wise opinion in this regard.
All irregularities regarding administration of Tasmac have been set right, he said. “Currently, no illegal bar functions anywhere in the state.
Miinister for Prohibition and Excise S Muthusamy on Wednesday said the recent hike in prices of imported liquor is not linked to the launch of Kalaignar Mahalir Urimai Thittam.
Apart from counselling new faces at Tasmac outlets, plans are also afoot to discourage elderly from drinking
During a press conference on Wednesday, the minister told media persons, “Some people have taken only the positive part from my recent interview and comment.
The minister also said, “The government’s objective is not to increase liquor sale, but it is also important to prevent illegal sale of liquor in black market.
Because of the rain, Collector Kranthi Kumar Pati declared holiday for schools and colleges in Valparai.
Muthusamy said, “Many a times, liquor bottles are are thrown in farmlands, which affects farmers. Bottles are also dumped along the roadside.
Explaining the reason, the minister said, “Bottles get broken and damaged sometimes. This can be avoided if tetra packs are introduced.
The minister said this during the Real Estate Infrastructure Summit and Awards function held in Chennai on Friday.
Action is being taken to transfer and suspend the employees selling liquor at extra cost and they are also penalised.”
We called for a meeting of union functionaries and heard their grievances. Safety is a major concern and it will be given priority.”
Speaking to reporters, Muthusamy said, “The chief minister is taking all steps to eradicate illicit liquor.
“There have been several complaints regarding the sale of liquor in Tasmac shops. Many of the allegations are fictitious.
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Chief Minister M K Stalin, earlier in the day, recommended to the Governor to reallocate the portfolios of electricity and prohibition, held by Balaji, to Ministers Thangam Thennarasu and S Muthusamy.
Speaking to reporters after the talks, Muthusamy said, The farmers have put forward some demands, and they will be placed before the chief minister.
Muthusamy stoutly denied the allegation of a section of farmers, who are in support of the project, that he was responsible for the delay in project work.