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Local bodies poll will be held in TN soon : CM

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Chennai | Friday, Jan 12 2018 IST
 
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Friday informed the State Assembly that the local bodies elections would soon be held in the State.Replying to the debate on the motion of thanks to the Governor for his address, he said works on delimitation of wards to hold the civic polls as per the 2011 population census were on.The delimitation commission, constituted for determining the boundaries of the wards in every local body in the State, was to submit its report to the Government by February 28 this year. ''Based on it, the local bodies elections will be held soon in the state'', he added.Mr Palaniswami also said the Global Investors Meet would be organised by the end of this year.He also said the Chennai Metro Rail Project administration was preparing a detailed report to implement the metro rail project in Coimbatore.Based on the report, a feasibility study would be conducted and the project would be implemented in the Textile city, he added.He also said the archaeological activities would resume at Keezhadi. Mr Palaniswami said there were no pending files in his office.Observing that schemes were for the people and not the vice-versa, he said after he assumed office he has signed 4,903 files and several issues have been solved by the government headed by him.He also listed out various welfare schemes that were launched by the AIADMK government, including the revival of the Kudimaramathu scheme, which was aimed at conserving and effectively managing the limited water resources of the State.The Chief Minister personally implemented the scheme, while permitting farmers to use the silt from tank bed for agricultural purposes that would help in storing more water during the recent rains. Mr Palaniswami said the Government was committed to continuing this scheme with enhanced allocation in the coming years..He also reiterated that the State government was in good terms with the Centre only for the benefit of people.Meanwhile, Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam tabled the first supplementary statement of expenditure for the year 2017-18 in the Assembly. The supplementary estimate for Rs 6,522.03 crore was placed before the house.UNI GV CS 1544

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