Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami announced that close to 2,000 temples in Tamil Nadu will undergo renovation.
CM Palaniswami, who laid foundation stones for a number of projects and works, including a government polytechnic college and a BEd college in his constituency, made this major announcement while addressing the masses.
The New Indian Express reported Palaniswami saying, “When the people demanded the renovation of the Nanjundeswarar temple, the late Chief Minister sanctioned funds. Renovation work is going on now. The Anjaneyar temple will also be renovated and a Murugan temple will be built near the Nanjundeswarar temple soon. Steps will be taken to renovate 2,000 temples in the State.”
He said that after the late Chief Minister Jayalalithaa assumed office in 2011, his constituency has developed a great deal. People are getting safe drinking water through an Rs 20-crore scheme.
Talking about the development in the Eppadi constituency, he said the people had asked for marriage hall on the Nanjundeswarar Temple grounds. The late Chief Minister Jayalalithaa had sanctioned funds in 2015. But the sanctioned funds were not adequate, and they demanded a big hall, for which the government sanctioned Rs 2.53 crore. As officials sought another Rs 50 lakh for more rooms and a compound wall, that too was given. Construction would be completed in one year.
At Vanavasi Stones were laid for projects costing Rs 30.56 crore aimed at building more schools and colleges, including the renovation of Ayothipattinam Ramalingam Government High School and other projects that include a veterinary hospital, buildings for Chinnadurai Government School, Central Bank at Nangavalli, Agriculture Department office, ration shop and a primary health centre.