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Information campaign gets under way [NAGAPATTINAM – Tamilnadu]

Posted by rtiact2005 on July 2, 2006

Information campaign gets under way

Staff Reporter

It will focus on flagship programmes of United Progressive Alliance Government at Centre


NAGAPATTINAM: A five-day `Info Expo’, a public information campaign on empowering India, began at Thirukkuvalai in the district on Sunday.

A. K. S. Vijayan, Nagapattinam MP, inaugurated the information campaign at Anjuham Muthuvelar Government Higher Secondary School at Thirukkuvalai, the birthplace of Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi, organised by the Press Information Bureau (PIB) of the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, focussing the flagship programmes of the UPA Government at the Centre.

Mr.Vijayan went through the exhibits displayed by various Government Departments of the Centre and the State.

He released a handbook on National Rural Employment Guarantee Act.

The first copy was received by Tenkasi S. Jawahar, Collector.

Mr Vijayan said that the campaign would help various Government Departments and organisations to fulfil their commitment towards proactive disclosure of information on their policies and programmes under the Right to Information Act.

Listing out the achievements of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government, he said that the Sethusamudram project was progressing fast and Tamil had been given the honoured place as a classical language.

Presiding over the function, the Collector said that co-operative loans of more than Rs.116 crore of 65,000 farmers in the delta region were waived.

He explained various achievements of the State Government and the welfare schemes and projects being implemented in the district.B. K. Vetri Selvan, Director (Media Communication) of the Press Information Bureau, Chennai, said that intensive grass root level multimedia presentations in 30 villages in 11 blocks would be conducted during the campaign.

Nearly 25 departments of the Tamil Nadu Government and 35 departments of the Centre had put up stalls. Seminars, workshops and cultural events would also be conducted at Thirukkuvalai as part of the campaign, he said.He said that six public information campaigns had been planned in the state.


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