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Jayalalithaa unveils infrastructure projects for urban bodies

Chennai, Jan 17 (): Announcing various infrastructure projects, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Wednesday allocated over Rs 900 crore for the purpose of implementing vital needs in different parts of the State.

The chief minister approved Rs 750 crore for Corporations apart from Chennai, Municipalities and other local bodies for 2012-13 and also proposed Integrated Urban Development plan in order to fulfil the essentials.

In addition to this, a number of plans with the help of Japan and Germany as well as the Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) were also being decided to put into service by local bodies, said an official release.

Granting administrative sanction of Rs 166.38 crore for five local bodies, Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa has decided to construct underground drainage system, in all the Town Panchayats in Tamil Nadu, said the release.

Collecting more information on the subject, it has been decided in the first segment to implement the scheme in Pennadam, Palanichettipatt, Chengam, Velankanni and Perundurai, for which Rs 166.38 crore has been sanctioned for the project by the Chief Minister.

The release also said that the chief minister has directed to fill up 620 vacancies in Municipalities which paid over 49 per cent to the workers.  Jayalalithaa has intended for filling 182 vacancies in other Municipalities as well.

Bringing into mind the efforts taken by the Tamil Nadu government, Jayalalithaa last year in October sanctioned Rs 72.60 crore to construct new toilets and promote the existing ones in Municipalities, Town Panchayats as well as City Corporations in order to find a solution to public defecation before 2015.

1,286 vacancies in Town Panchayats across Tamil Nadu will also be soon filled up, said the Chief Minister.

The AIADMK government has been effectively executing ‘Consolidated Urban Development Scheme’ to tackle the requirements of the increasing urban population and commercial activities and has been distributing crucial funds all the year and has also arranged the basic urban amenities including drainage, drinking water, storm water drain, health, solid waste management and parking, bus stands and parks and a number of works had also been taken up regarding this.