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PIB to highlight UPA govt programmes – Public Information Campaigns (PICs) in Tamil Nadu,

Posted by rtiact2005 on July 1, 2006

PIB to highlight UPA govt programmes



Chennai, June 24: The Press Information Bureau is set to launch a series of Public Information Campaigns (PICs) in Tamil Nadu, highlighting flagship programmes of the Congress- led UPA government at the Centre in a phased manner from next month.

The ‘Info-Expo’ campaigns with a central theme; Empowering India’ is aimed at helping various government departments and organisations to fulfill their commitments towards proactive disclosure of information about their policies and programmes under the Right to Information Act, PIB said in a press release here.
To begin with, six campaigns have been planned primarily in districts where the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act was being implemented. Besides, Chennai and Madurai where the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission was taken up, would also be covered.

The PIC series will be kicked off at Thirukuvalai in Nagapattinam district on July two. The five-day campaign would include intensive grass-root level multi media presentations in 30 villages spread over 11 blocks in the district.
It will be held in Dindigul district from July nine to 13, Madurai district between July 16 and 20 and Cuddalore district between August five and nine. It will be held in Pondicherry from August 11 to 15 and Chennai between August 19 and 23. (Agencies)


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