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Monitoring officer reviews Rs 34.83 cr.worth development projects in Salem

Monitoring officer reviews Rs 34.83 cr.worth development projects in Salem

Dr. P. Sankar, Special Secretary for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare and District Monitoring Officer, along with Dr. R. Brindadevi, District Collector, conducted an extensive review of various ongoing development projects in Salem district. The inspection aimed to ensure the timely and quality execution of these initiatives, essential for public welfare.

Morning Inspections: Development and Welfare Projects

The review began with an inspection of the Chief Minister's Breakfast Scheme at Ayynthurumaligai Government Primary School in Salem. The officials checked the quality, taste, and timely preparation of the meals provided to the children. Similar checks are mandated daily across all schools to ensure the program's success.

Subsequently, the officials inspected a ₹8 crore sewage canal project in Astampatti, a Rs.3 crore food street project near Pallapatti Lake under the National Health Mission, and the Rs.14.01 crore lake beautification project under the Smart City Scheme. Additional inspections included the construction of a sub-health center in Rettiyur for ₹6 lakh and various infrastructure projects under the Rural Development Agency.

In the West Salem Revenue Office, Dr. Sankar reviewed ongoing revenue-related tasks and record maintenance. The inspection continued at the Suramangalam Government Primary Health Center, where the adequacy of medical supplies and treatment procedures was assessed.

Furthermore, the team evaluated a Rs.3.50 lakh housing project under the Chief Minister's Dream Home Scheme in Mallamooppampatti Panchayat Union, alongside the construction of two new classrooms costing Rs.27.63 lakh at the local primary school.

The inspection also covered the Chief Minister's Rural Roads Improvement Scheme in Thalavaipatti, the repair of a house in Chinnaponnur for Rs.1.46 lakh, and the construction of a Rs.16.75 lakh overhead water tank in Majira Kollapatti.

Afternoon Review Meeting: Enhancing Public Services

In the afternoon, a comprehensive review meeting was held at the District Collectorate, led by Dr. Sankar and Dr. Brindadevi. The meeting focused on ensuring that all governmental schemes and development projects reached the public efficiently. Key discussions included the "Makkaludan Mudhalvar" (Chief Minister with the People) camp's second phase starting on July 11, 2024. The meeting emphasized setting up sufficient computer and printing facilities to assist the public in submitting their petitions seamlessly.

Other topics included the expansion of the Chief Minister's Breakfast Scheme on July 15, 2024, and the progress of the Chief Minister’s Integrated Village Development Scheme, Anna Renaissance Scheme, and housing projects for Sri Lankan Tamil refugees.

Urban and water supply initiatives such as the "Namaku Name" Scheme, Kalignar Urban Development Scheme, Jal Jeevan Mission, and Swachh Bharat Abhiyan projects were reviewed. The status of various revenue applications and educational programs, including the "Illam Thedi Kalvi" (Education at Doorstep) and "Ennum Ezhuthum" (Counting and Writing) initiatives, were also discussed.

The review underscored the importance of addressing basic needs and ensuring swift implementation of government schemes. Dr. Sankar urged all department officials to work in unison to deliver services effectively to the public.

Prominent attendees included C. Balachandar, Commissioner, Salem Corporation, Lalith Aditya Neelam Additional Collector (Development), P. Menaka, District Revenue Officer, Assistant Collector (Training) Akriti Sethi, and Municipal Engineer Kamalakkannan.