Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Saturday inaugurated a slew of infrastructure projects including a reservoir and housing units and kickstarted the distribution of Amma mobile phones, besides unveiling a renovated lake-eco park at Chennai.
She launched a host of new government buildings through video-conferencing, which included residential quarters, office buildings and State Water Reseources Management Agency office.
A high-level bridge in Ariyalur district, bed dams in Ramanathapuram and Thanjavur districts and a reservoir in Perambalur district were also inaugurated.
The foundation stone for infrastructure upgradation of dams, tanks, Vellaiyar and Pandavaiyar Rivers was also laid.
The CM launched the Rs.15 crore project of "Amma Kaipesi Scheme" for Community Self-Help Group Trainers and and handed over mobile phones to three beneficiaries as a mark of distribution to 20,000 trainers.
Buildings housing Animal Husbandry diary and fisheries department, constructed at a cost of Rs.114.58 crore, across Tamil Nadu, were opened.
Jayalalithaa also launched distribution of 1600 Distress Alert Transmitters to fishermen, a project worth Rs 2.38 crore.
She inaugurated the renovated Chetpet lake here, with add-on amusement feature like hi-tech angling, boating and an eco park set up at a cost of Rs 42 crore.
The renovated lake abounds in Indian fish varieties and has a capacity to store 1.44 lakh cubic meter of rainwater.
In a boost to bio-diversity promotive measures, the eco park features hundreds of plants and rare saplings around the lake and the water-body.
In addition, the facility has a pollination park and a 1.5 kilometer-long walking track.
Government staff quarters here comprising 700 housing units for government officials at Saidapet, built at a cost of Rs.100.54 crore, besides a slew of buildings for various other departments were inaugurated.
She also gave away appointment orders on compassionate grounds to two persons as a token of issuing orders to 111 beneficiaries.