New veterinary hospitals

Chennai : As many as 163 veterinary dispensaries were inaugurated by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister recently. The new dispensaries have been established at a cost of Rs.43.45 cr. The Chief Minister also inaugurated new buildings for two animal disease intelligence units and one frozen semen bank. All the new facilities were inaugurated through video-conferencing from the State Secretariat at Fort St George in Chennai.  The release said that the dispensaries would be beneficial to 20 lakh cattle stock in the State.

Awards for artisans

Chennai : There was good news for artisans in Tamil Nadu with Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa honouring some of them who had excelled in their work with the Poompuhar State awards and Poompuhar District Craft awards recently. In all 37 artisans from different parts were conferred the State award for 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13, an official release said. The award carries Rs 50,000, four gram gold medal, Tamira Patra and a certificate. Besides, 122 artisans were given the District Craft award for the years 2011-12 and 2012-13. The recipients were given Rs 5,000 and a certificate.

 Drawing training

Chennai : In a novel initiative, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa recently inaugurated a training programme for 100 women in drawing the famed Thanjavur paintings. The training would be given in Srirangam, the Chief Minister’s Assembly constituency, for which a sum of Rs 83 lakh has been allocated. An official release said Jayalalithaa handed over a painting kit each to the beneficiaries containing tools worth Rs 5,000. Craftsmen who have received State and national awards in Thanjavur painting would train these women for a year.

New sub registrar offices

Chennai : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa recently inaugurated 20 new Sub Registrar offices which were built at a cost of Rs 9.83 crore. These offices would have e-step-in facilities. Besides, Internet Protocol cameras have been installed at all Sub Registrar offices, an official release said. The e-step-in facility would ensure transparency during the registration of property documents.

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