Panchayat level ready-made garment manufacturing centres promoted jointly by the Tamil Nadu State Rural Livelihood Mission and the Social Welfare Department for the Selleppampatti and Thattiengarpatti village panchayats were inaugurated by Electricity Minister P. Thangamani and Social Welfare Minister V. Saroja on Sunday.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Thangamani said that readymade garment centres will benefit 30 members of the women self-help groups (SHGs) of each of the two village panchayats. Rasipuram-based ‘Every Youth Garments’ has entered into a contract and it will place orders and procure the ready-made garments, he said. District Collector M. Asia Mariam presided over the function. R. Mani, project director, Tamil Nadu State Rural Livelihood Mission, and others were present. Later, Mr. Thangamani and Ms. Saroja laid foundation for the construction of 16 additional classrooms and a couple of modern laboratories at Thiruvalluvar Government Arts College, Rasipuram. The project will be executed at an outlay of Rs. 3.30 crore.