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Thanjavur, Dindigul made corporations

PTI | 11th Apr 2013


Chennai: Temple town Thanjavur and ‘city of locks’ Dindigul are all set to become mu­nicipal corporations with chief minister Jayalalithaa making an announcement in the Assembly on Wednesday. She also annou­nc­ed setting up of new wing, ‘Tamil Nadu Municipal Account Services’. 

Making a suo motu announcement in the House, she said taking into ac­count the burgeoning po­p­ulation, increasing reven­ues, and increasing na­t­u­re of various works her go­vernment has decided to upgrade Dindigul and Thanjavur municipal tow­ns to municipal corporations.

 The number of corporations in the state was at six — Chennai, Madurai, Coimbatore, Salem, Tiruchy, and Tirunelveli — when DMK assumed power in 2006. During the previous regime, four new corporation were formed in 2008 namely Erode, Tirupur, Vellore and Thoothukudi. With the proposed new additions, the number of corporations will go up to 12 in the state.   A senior official with the municipal administration department said the proposed areas would transform into a developed cities with improved infrastructure facilities. “The new corporations will get more number of conservancy workers and schemes like solid waste management will be implemented,” he said.



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