Tiruvanamalai District Collector, T. Bhaskara Pandian, recently conducted an extensive inspection of government services within the district, under Chief Minister's 'Ungalai Thedi Ungal Ooril' initiative, focusing on the
A significant total of 778 petitions were addressed during this endeavour. Special emphasis was placed on expediting the issuance of caste certificates to Scheduled Tribes (ST) residing in the Polur circle.
The initiative also saw the successful readmission of 15 truant children to school, including four from Kasthambadi-Kannikapuram Irular Colony and eleven from other areas.
During the inspection, particular attention was given to the educational environment for girls residing in Adi Dravidar and Backward students hostels.
A section of the Polur Adi Dravidar welfare students hostel, previously rendered unusable due to overgrowth of bushes and thistles, was transformed into a functional playground following clearance of the area.
The Collector's direct engagement, including participation in recreational activities with hostel residents, encouraged
Additionally, two napkin burners were provided to the hostel.
Efforts to combat drug abuse included educational sessions for students at Polur Government Boys High School.
A specialised medical camp provided health assessments for all residents of Akkudiyuru, while 20 Guava saplings were planted to enhance greenery and provide shade.
Improving sanitation facilities remained a priority, with a directive to maintain cleanliness at Polur bus stand toilets and plans for construction of new facilities. Consideration is underway for additional bus services, including routes to Jamunamarathur, Ariathur, Melcholanguppam, and Bangalore, responding to public demand.
A thorough inspection of the Polur Farmers Market underscored the need for increased membership and hygiene standards, with plans to address these concerns
District Collector T. Bhaskara Pandian emphasised the commitment to resolve all petitions received under the 'Ungalai Thedi Ungal Ooril' scheme within 30 days, with dedicated efforts organised across departments to ensure efficient resolution.