Tamilarasu, a monthly highlighting State government efforts and achievements and its printing press will be relocated from its present place to a new premises at Taramani in a new building which will come up at an estimated Rs 5.83 crore, an official release here said.
Modern equipment such as computer to plate machine will also be procured at a cost of Rs 90 lakh, it said.
The Chief Minister also directed that the English version of the magazine, currently a quarterly, be changed as monthly and announced creating four vacancies for this purpose.
Following increasing work burden on the Government Central Press, necessary equipment including computer to plate machine, computers and plate processors among others will be procured at an estimated cost of Rs 1.10 crore and as part of its modernisation efforts, Jayalalithaa has directed purchasing colour printing machine at Rs 6.50 crore, the release added.
The Chief Minister has been focussing on modernising various government departments. Recently, she alloted Rs 33.36 crore for modernising check-posts of Revenue Department across Tamilnadu.
This step was as part of State government's efforts to spruce up prevention of smuggling, hoarding and tax evasion.
She also announced Rs two crore for renovation, maintenance work of the buildings at Government School for the Visually-challenged at Poonamallee near Chennai.
The funds would be used to build multi-purpose hostels, modern kitchen and maintain teacher-training laboratory and buying equipment for the library and the laboratory.
Also, she kickstarted various schemes to upgrade health centres, schools and hospitals.