Monday, February 1, 2010

[ZESTCaste] New hostel for SC/ST college girls coming up

Tamil Nadu

New hostel for SC/ST college girls coming up

Staff Reporter

Tiruvannamalai: A new hostel has been sanctioned for SC/ST college
girls in Tiruvannamalai, which will come up on the taluk office
campus, Collector M. Rajendran has said.

He was speaking at the valedictory function of 'Manitha Neya Vaara
Vizha' conducted by the Adi Dravidar and Tribal Welfare Department
here on Saturday.

Mr. Rajendran said that Tiruvannamalai district stood second in the
State in population of STs, next only to Salem. "While Salem district
has one lakh tribal population, Tiruvannamalai has 70,000.

"In the last couple of years, Jawadu Hills has witnessed a lot of
development activity.

"A new road has been laid between Paramanandhal and Amirthi via
Melpattu at a cost of Rs.55 crore; Beema Falls development works and
park work were carried out at a cost of Rs.6 crore; steps were taken
to renovate Arunachaleswarar temple, Kovilur, belonging to 14th
Century B.C. with the help of the Department of Archaeology," Mr.
Rajendran said.

"Kal Nattuputhur, Sathanur and Mel Puzhuthiyur were chosen last year
for development works in Adi Dravidar hamlets.

Roads were laid and community halls constructed at a cost of Rs. 45 lakh.


A sum of Rs. 50 lakh has been sanctioned this year for construction of
houses in Adi Dravidar colonies of Paramanandhal and Somasipadi," he

Member of Parliament T. Venugopal, District Revenue Officer S.
Viswanathan, District Adi Dravidar and Tribal Welfare Officer K.S.
Vaasan, tahsildars P. Subramanian, K. Elangovan and Viswanathan were


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