Puducherry: Puducherry Assembly adjourned sine
die on Monday after Chief Minister N Rangasamy presented replies
to debate on the motion of thanks to Lt Governor`s address.
The session was held for three days since March 28.
Winding up the debate on motion of thanks to Lt Governor`s
address Rangasamy said that the government would take steps to
hand over to the CBI the probe into the incidents of violence
that rocked the Yanam region, an enclave of Puducherry in
Andhra Pradesh, as there had been demand for the CBI probe by
various sections of political parties and also legislators.
Rangasamy said that he was awaiting a report from the
Senior Superintendent of Police who had gone into the
incidents and outbreak of violence in Yanam on
A trade union leader died allegedly in police action on
January 27 during labour unrest and an official of the Regency
Ceramics factory was also lynched the same day by violent
Rangasamy said the funds for the MLA Local Area Development
scheme would be raised from present Rs 1 crore to Rs 1.25
crore. He said that subsidy for conversion of huts into
concrete houses had also been raised for the Scheduled
families from present Rs 2 lakhs to Rs 4 lakhs and for other
sections the subsidy would be raised to Rs 2 lakhs.
The monthly assistance for the aged was now covering around
3883 persons with each of them getting Rs 1000 a month.