Chennai: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami who is on an inauguration spree today formally launched the newly formed Tirupattur and Ranipet districts during which he also inititated welfare schemes of about Rs 184 crore in both the districts.
Tomorrow, Palaniswami is also set to launch the Pongal cash and gift hamper scheme at a function at the Secretriat here in the morning.
At 4 pm, he will be inaugurating the 45 MLD TTRO Water Reuse Plant in Koyambedu built by Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board.
In August, Palaniswami announced that Vellore district would be trifurcated to create Ranipet and Tirupattur. The government Gazette released 13 November stated that Vellore, Anaicut, Katpadi, Gudiyatham, Pernampet, K V Kuppam taluks will come under Vellore district.
Two revenue divisions Vellore and Gudiyatham have been created in Vellore district. Similarly in Tirupattur district, Tirupattur and Vaniyambadi have been created as revenue divisions. The Tirupattur district will comprise of Tirupattur, Vaniyambadi, Naattrampalli and Ambur taluks.
In Ranipet district, Ranipet and Arakkonam will act as the revenue divisions and the district will comprise of the Arcot, Nemmili, Walajabad and Arakkonam taluks.
Tamilnadu will now have 37 districts, up from 32. Since January 2019, the government has announced creation of five additional districts in the State, in a bid to fulfil longtime requests of people and to ensure better administration.
Meanwhile, the Pongal cash and gift hamper which will be commencing from tomorrow is expected to distributed to beneficiaries by the end of December.
A government order alloting Rs 2,363 crore for distributing Pongal cash and gift hamper was released yesterday.
Palaniswami had said gift hampers containing raw rice, sugar, raisins, cashew nuts, cardamom and sugarcane to all card holders along with Rs 1,000 will be given before the Pongal festival.