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Namakku Namae tour is an elaborate drama: S.P. Velumani

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The Namakku Namae tour carried out by the DMK Treasurer M.K.Stalin is an elaborate drama, said S.P. Velumani, Minister for Rural Development and Municipal Administration, on Sunday.

Inaugurating the new fresh water distribution scheme benefiting 10 wards in the Singanallur constituency, Velumani alleged that the whole tour is a set up and questioned Stalin’s accomplishments during his tenure as the Deputy Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. “DMK was ruling the state for 5 years. Why did he not come to meet the people then?” he asked.

Lauding the schemes launched by the ruling ADMK for fresh water distribution, the minister said that the government has allotted Rs.19,000 crores so far for fresh water distributions whereas the previous DMK government had allocated only Rs.7,000 crores for five years.

“The current project is being carried out at a cost of Rs.8.5 crores and will benefit around 48,000 households in Wards 37; 56; 57; 58; 59; 60; 61; 62; 63, and 64,” he informed.

The new project will bring water from Ramakrishnapuram tank to D.J. Nagar tank at a distance of 5.7 km, and from D.J. Nagar tank to the Masakkalipalayam water tank at a distance of 1.1 km. “The people of the region will get 16MLD water once in every 5-6 days,” the minister said.

He added that the state government always took special care of Coimbatore. “The government has given up to Rs.2300 crores for various development projects in the Texcity and will always support the industrial corridor,” he said.

Coimbatore Mayor P. Rajkumar said that the city is soon to get 24 hours water distribution scheme in the coming days. Corporation Commissioner K. Vijayakarthikeyan and Deputy Mayor Leelavathi Unni were among the participants.

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