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Solid waste management programme for 13 panchayats

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Meet on total rural sanitation programme

PUDUKOTTAI : Solid waste management programme will be implemented on a pilot basis in 13 panchayats identified at the rate of one panchayat from each panchayat union.

Presiding over an official meeting on the total rural sanitation programme here on Thursday, Collector P. Sonai said the scheme would be implemented in Madhiyanallur panchayat in Annavasal panchayat union, Samudhram in Arimalam, Kulathur in Kundrandarkoil, Koppanapatti in Ponnamaravathy, Vaaraapur in Pudukottai, Oonaiyur in Tirumayam, Rajagiri in Viralimalai, Rajendrapuram in Aranthangi, Tiruperundurai in Avudayarkoil, Mazhaiyur in Karambakudi, Kallankudi in Tiruvarankulam, Kandarvakottai in Kandarvakottai and Manamelkudi panchayat in Manamelkudi panchayat union.

On the award for the `Nirmal Grama Puraskar', the Collector said that a Central team had completed its spot inspection at seven villages: K. Rayavaram, Nallammal Samudhram, Ayinkudi, West Vengudi, Melapuduvayal, Koodalur and K. Pallivasal. The State Government had earlier recommended these villages for the award.

Under the revised programme, it has been planned to construct 50,170 individual toilets in the district during the current year. He appealed to rural development officials to launch motivation programmes, using voluntary organisations, for a more effective implementation of the special programme for the construction of individual toilets.

Steps would be taken to include slogans on the hygienic importance of individual toilets, in the prescriptions by medical practitioners.

The Collector called upon the Education Department officials, who were also present, to ensure proper maintenance of toilets in school campus and stressed the role of teachers in motivating the students to use the toilets.

The Project Officer, District Rural Development Agency, M. Madasamy and the District Project Co-ordinator, Continuing Education Programme, R. Rajkumar and the District Co-ordinator, Total Rural Sanitation Programme, Shanmugam were among those who were present.

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