CHENNAI: Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today launched irrigation infrastructure-related projects in various parts of the State at an estimated cost of Rs 49.99 crore.
According to an official release here, Jayalalithaa launched various initiatives at Tiruvarur, Tiruchirappalli, Virudhunagar, Coimbatore and Erode districts among others. The projects she inaugurated include a weir across Kosasthalai river in Thiruvallur district and a lake created across Mathalapallam river. She also presented certificates and cash prizes to government officials who maintained dams well. She launched the projects through video-conferencing from the State Secretariat here.
Finance and Public Works Minister O Panneerselvam, Housing and Urban Development Minister R Vaithilingam, Chief Secretary Sheela Balakrishnan and other higher officials were present.
Another press release said she inaugurated employment exchange offices in eight districts, all constucted at an overall cost of Rs 12 crore.
Further, she gave away appointment orders to three persons selected by various corporates during a recent job fair at her native constituency, Srirangam in which 128 firms including MRF and Ford India Ltd had participated.
A total of 5,054 persons (1,759 higher secondary candidates, 1,382 diploma holders, 1,362 ITI holders, 449 degree holders and 102 engineers) were selected by various private companies and the Chief Minister gave away the appointment orders to three of them today, the release said.
She also presented certificates to four youngsters, to mark the successful completion of advanced welding training by 70, at BHEL. The course was conducted by Tamilnadu Skill Development Corporation.
Labour Welfare Minister K T Pachaimal, Sheela Balakrishnan, Labour and Employment department Principal Secretary Mohan Pyare and other officials were present.