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Stalin visits Sivagangai District

Stalin visits Sivagangai District

The Tamilnadu Chief Minister M.K Stalin inaugurated the Periyar Memorial Samthuvapuram at Kottaivengaipatti in Sivagangai District today.
The inter-community residential facility with 100 individual houses was built at a cost of Rs 3.17 crore. The Chief Minister also unveiled the statue of Thandhai Periyar in the Samathuvapuram. 

The inter-community residential facilities named Samathuvapuram were conceived and implemented by the late Chief Minister Karunanidhi with the idea of fulfilling Periyar's ideals of social justice and egalitarian, caste-less society.
As many as 9 Samathuvapurams were built in Sivagangai District and the ninth one was built in Kottaivengaipatti in 2010-11. But before it could be inaugurated there was a change in government and the inauguration was delayed. The Samathuvapuram in Kottaivengaipatti has come up on a land area of 12.53 acres and each of the 100 houses was built at a cost of Rs.1.92 lakhs. A bust of Thandhai Periyar was also inaugurated.

 Individual drinking water connections have been given at an outlay of Rs.15.87 crore. A water tank and other water supply facilities have been made at a cost of Rs 2.92 lakhs. A playground with volleyball and kabaddi courts and a children's park has been developed at a cost of Rs.1.01 lakhs and Rs.5.25 lakhs respectively. Street lights, drainages in all the streets, metaled roads, ration shop, Anganwadi center, and a library are the other amenities provided in the Samathuvapuram.

After inaugurating the Samathuvapuram, Chief Minister Stalin handed over the keys to the beneficiaries and interacted with them. K.N Nehru, Minister for Municipal Administration, K.K.S.S.R Ramachandran, Minister for Revenue and Disaster Management, 
K.R Periyakaruppan, Minister for Rural Development, R. S. Rajakannappan, Minister for Backward Class Welfare, P.Murthy, Minister for Commercial Tax and Registration, Karti Chidambaram, Member of the Parliament, Sivagangai, MLAs,  elected representatives of Cooperative Societies, senior officials and District Collector P. Madhusudhan Reddy were present.The Chief Minister later left for Karaiyur near Tirupathur where he inaugurated several new projects and gave away Rs.59.12 lakhs worth of welfare aid to beneficiaries.