Portfolio of 3 TN Ministers changed, new dept formed

Chennai: Based on a recommendation from Chief Minister M K Stalin, Tamilnadu Governor RN Ravi has reallocated certain portfolios of three Ministers.

The subject ‘sugars’, dealt with by Industries Minister Thangam Thennarasu, has been allocated to Agriculture Minister MRK Panneerselvam.

The subject ‘Overseas Manpower Corporation Limited’ would be handled by the Minister for Minorities’ Welfare and Non Resident Tamils’ Welfare instead of the Labour Welfare and Skill Development Minister.

The subject ‘Airports’ would be handled by the Industries Minister instead of the Transport Minister.  Also, the Tamilnadu government has formed a new department called Natural Resources department which would be headed by senior Minister Durai Murugan.

Last week, during his maiden address to the Assembly, Governor Ravi announced that a Natural Resources Management Plan would be formulated to carry out mining in an ecologically sustainable manner in Tamilnadu and mobilise revenue for the government.


NT Bureau