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‘Ensure implementation of welfare programmes'

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latest method:R.Vijayakumar, Monitoring Officer, giving away agricultural implements to farmers at Pudukottai on Friday.

PUDUKOTTAI: Officials attached to various departments should ensure expeditious implementation of people-oriented schemes, said R. Vijayakumar, Chairman and Managing Director, Tamil Nadu Handicrafts Development Corporation, who is also the Monitoring Officer for the district.

Presiding over an official meeting for reviewing the ongoing schemes, he said that the state government implemented various welfare schemes for the economic and social uplift of the masses. Officials should ensure a concerted effort for effective implementation of the same.

He reviewed various programmes including the Irrigated Agriculture Modernisation and Water Resources Management Project (IAM WARM) and the ‘Rajarajan 1000 technique' and inaugurated the issue of identity cards to farmers.

The card contains information about the farmer's landholdings, the type of cultivation and its extent, nature of irrigation so on and so forth. Explaining the advantages of the identity cards, A. Suganthi, District Collector, said that the cards would help implement the government sponsored schemes by ascertaining the scheme-specific eligibility of every farmer.

Later, Mr. Vijayakumar inspected the government boys hostel at Mazhaiyur and also the handicrafts and pottery wares being produced by the women self-help groups. T. Thangavelu, Joint Director of Agriculture, said that precision farming was gaining popularity among the cane-growers of Mazhaiyur.

He also distributed agricultural implements, marriage assistance, sewing machines and tri-cycles to 122 beneficiaries valued at about Rs.11.25 lakh. V. Tiruvarangam, Project Officer, Mahalir Thittam was present.

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