Chennai: AIADMK supremo and Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Tuesday reeled out statistics to show how her announcements in the Tamil Nadu Assembly over new projects have progressed in several departments.
She gave information on the status of announcements related to revenue, information technology and labour departments in an AIADMK release here.
Her response comes in the wake continuous attacks by DMK chief Karunanidhi and treasurer MK Stalin that the announcements made in Assembly under Rule 110 (suo motu announcements) by Jayalalithaa were allegedly non-starters.
Stating that steps were being taken to procure hardware and software to provide Internet Protocol Television-IPTV, she said 70.52 lakh households have been provided cable TV connections at a cost of Rs 70 per month.
The connections were provided through TN Arasu Cable TV Corporation and each household was getting 90-100 television channels, she said.
Under the Farmers Protection Scheme, in the past five years, 37.68 lakh farmers have benefited and 58,719 farm ponds were set up. About 45 per cent of work has been completed at a cost of Rs 695 crore in the Rs 1,481 crore Coastal Disaster Risk Reduction Project (CDRRP).
As many as 34 new revenue taluks were created to cater to local needs in several districts, she added.
Students were being given certificates like community certificates right in their schools and 42.10 lakh students have benefited.
New government industrial training centres have been set up in five districts including Villupuram and 744 students were benefited, she said.