Chennai, Feb 17 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswmai, who has successfully completed three years in office, today released a compilation of books prepared by the Department of Information and Public Relations on his achievements and speeches in three years. Released under the title ‘Muththirai Paditha Moondrandu, Mudhalidamey Adharkku Saandru’, the souvenirs have the collection of speeches made by Mr Palaniswami in the State Assembly, announcements made by him under the Rule 110 and a short film about the achievements of the government in the past three years.
Mr Palaniswami, who had cleared a record 16,382 files in three years, also released a coffee table book. Some of the key achievements of the government included declaring Cauvery delta region as a protected special agricultural zone to ensuring food security of the State, implementation of the Kudimaramathu scheme to rejuvenated water resources, ban on single-use plastics, successful conduct of second edition of the Global Investors Meet, getting Central government’s approval for a record 11 new medical colleges, laying the foundation for South Asia’s biggest livestock park in Salem, Tamilnadu ranked number one in the good governance index and initiation of the Chief Minister’s Special Public Grievance Redressal Scheme, among others.
During the Global Investors Meet held in January 2019, projects with investments worth Rs 3,00,501 crore were signed of which 53 projects have already commenced commercial production and 219 projects were at various stages of implementation.
Palaniswami’s visit to foreign countries attracted investments with the signing of 63 new MoUs. Apart from this a web portal named ‘Yaadhum Oore’ was launched in the USA. To give approval for investments, the ‘Thozhil Thozhan’ website was launched and the Tamilnadu Industrial Guidance and Export Promotion Bureau was renamed as Guidance with a new logo. The Tamilnadu Aerospace and Defence Industrial Policy was released during the GIM 2019.
The long-pending Athikadavu-Avinashi scheme was finally becoming a reality with works on at a cost of Rs 1,652 crore. Under the Kudimaramathu scheme, 4,965 works have been completed at a total cost of Rs 930.25 crore. Apart from this, initiative was taken to establish Mega Food Parks in nine districts for bringing value addition to prevent food wastage and to get good remunerative price for the farmers’ produce. Mr Palaniswami also visited Kerala and met Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to set-up inter-State committees to resolve water disputes between the two States. (UNI)