DMK promises to help powerloom sector

The DMK has announced in its election manifesto to revive powerloom sector, which is in deep crisis due to steep rise in yarn price.

The following are its other assurances: We will talk to the Centre and take appropriate action to rectify the stagnation in the power loom industry.

To alleviate traffic congestion in Erode, two flyovers will be constructed from the Erode Bull Fight Statue area to the bus stand via Surampatti Four Road, PS Park and Manikundu.

A waste water treatment plant will be set up at Perundurai and Erode.

Cold storage units will be set up at Erode, Uthukkuli, Nallampatti and Thalawadi.

Erode Government Hospital will be upgraded and a cancer treatment unit will be started.

Government Law College, Government Agricultural College, Food Park, Turmeric Export Center, University of Textile Technology, a leather processing training center will be set up in Erode, Polytechnic College at Modakkurichi, herbal farm at Dalwadi.

Steps will be taken to replenish the lakes at Appakudal area by draining the overflow from the Mettur dam. Measures will be taken to ensure that dye and leather factory effluents do not mix in the Kalingarayan irrigation cana.

Steps will be taken to bring Kuranganpallam water for agricultural lands, include Dharapuram cut lands under LBP scheme, cauvery drinking water project, Government Arts College for Anthiyur, a bypass road for Bhavani, carry out Vedaparai Reservoir Project, augment irrigation facilities in Anthiyur and Ammapettai blocks by connecting Maniyachi, Varattupallam and Valukkupparai streams, build a new check dam at Badlur, vocational training center at Anthiyur, Perundurai and Punjai Puliyampatti.

GHs in Perundurai, Gopi will be modernized. Teachers working in Thalawadi, Kadampur, Bargur will be given the hill station allowance, steps will be taken to replenish the water to the Vellodu Bird Sanctuary lake. Ammapettai, Guruvarettiyoor, Kurichi, Olakadam, Modakkurichi, Ukkaram and Ellapalayam Primary Health Centers will be upgraded as hospitals.

The Pandiyaru-Punnampuzha project will be implemented.

Anthiyur, Bhavani area agricultural lands will get irrigation facility, through Thonimaduvu irrigation project.

A perfume factory will be set up at Sathy.

A memorial will be built at Jayarampuram near Odanilai for freedom fighter Pollan and at Kollimalai for tribal king Valvil Ori.

Steps will be taken to set up a veterinary hospital at Pungambadi and help ryots to get due relief for giving their lands to the SIPCOT project, Perundurai. Garbage tax levied separately in local bodies will be removed.

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