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Novel welfare schemes in offing: Rangasamy

Posted on Nov 11, 08:33AM | UNI

Puducherry Chief Minister N Rangasamy today called upon the people to continue their support to his government.

Talking to newspersons here, he said the administration was implementing people welfare programmes on priority basis and intended to introduce some novel schemes to make Puducherry a model state.

In spite of financial crisis, his administration would implement all its schemes at the right time, he added.

The tripartate meeting to fix sugar cane price was held here today and it was decided to enhance it to Rs 325 per tonne Mr Rangasamy informed.

The administration would also soon provide the Kamaraj educational assistance announced to the students selected through the Centralised admission committee of the government. The funds would be directly remitted to the respective colleges. A sum of Rs 58 crore had been earmarked for the same, he added.

The Chief Minister further said the agricuclture department was assessing the damages caused to crops by the cyclone Nilam and central assistance would be sought if needed.

The law and order is intact in Puducherry and the police are doing their best to maintain it, he said.

The administration had moved the court to get its due share of cauvery water, he said adding that the court was also moved in the issue of common entrance examination for medicine.