Chennai, Nov 25:
Chief Minister Edapadi K.Palaniswami has passed orders to all the District Collectors to form ‘ Cleaning Committees’ by deputing 200 men in each committee, headed by the respective Deputy Directors of District Rural Development Agency to carry out the cleaning work for removal of all garbage that were strewn around in all villages due to the Gaja cyclone.
In order to carry out still more the cleaning work on war-foot method, in several villages, it has become mandatory, the forming of committees was felt, and the Chief Minister had ordered all the District Collectors to take immediate steps with the DRDA to form committees immediately.
The committee members carrying out the cleaning operation in villages would be provided necessary equipment, including tree cutting electric machines, handmachines used to collect sand and muds that were stagnating throughout in several villages and preventing villagers in carrying out their day today activities. The Chief Minister has also instructed the officials to hire as many as lorries to carry the loads full of garbage that were removed by the cleaning workers.
The Chief Minister has also appealed to the officials and the workers who are engaged in the cleaning operation to complete the cleaning work on war-footing methods.
The Chief Minister lauded the work of 24,941 men who were carrying out the electricity work in several villages to make power supply in villages and towns which were affected in the Gaja cyclone.
CM announces solatium, jobs to legal-heirs of workers who died of electrocution
The Chief Minister on Saturday announced a total solatium of Rs 15 lakhs to the kin of two workers who died while engaged in the rehabilitation work of electricity.
The Chief Minister has also ordered that a sum of Rs 13 lakhs from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund and Rs 2 lakhs from the funds of Tamil Nadu Generation of Electricity Corporation. The Chief Minister also announced Government jobs for the legal-heirs of the two workers who died of electrocution.
Due to the announcement of solatium to the kin of Murugesan, a native of Namakkal when working in the maintenance work in Kalamavur village, Kulathur Taluk, Pudukottai District, died of electrocution. Similarly, Wire Man Shanmugam, a natived of Koogur, Keezhvelur Taluk was also electrocuted when he was doing the electricity maintenance work.