CM launches schemes to boost silk industry in Salem

Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Saturday launched several schemes to boost silk industry and laid foundation stone for new infrastructure in his home district of Salem, carrying on with his efforts to build a mass base for himself in his native.
CM launches schemes to boost silk industry in Salem
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On the infighting in VK Sasikala’s family between AMMK founder TTV Dhinakaran and his uncle Dhivakaran, Palaniswami gave a unity message for everyone. He said, “Even if one thread of a silk cloth cuts off, there will be disruption in weaving. Everyone in the party and the state should remain united.” 
Addressing a meeting at Azhagapuram, he listed the schemes implemented by the AIADMK for the growth of silk industry in the state and said a total of 24,427 farmers are involved in mulberry cultivation in an area of 46,570 acres. 
The schemes being implemented include subsidy of Rs 10,000 per acre for mulberry cultivation, subsidy of Rs 30,000 for drip irrigation, subsidy for sericulture, training for sericulture at Hosur farm, subsidy for machines to weave silk threads, he said. 
The CM said that he had laid the foundation stone for infrastructure schemes worth Rs 14.4 crore in the state. Besides the ongoing works, nine projects at an estimate of 4.14 crore had been completed. He also distributed welfare schemes worth Rs 13.11 crore.  He also listed the works for flyovers and a bypass road in Salem city.

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