Also, there is absolutely no discrimination, be it on the basis of a district or a particular industry. The aim is uniform growth across the State and several schemes were being implemented in all the districts, he said and listed projects implemented here by the previous regimes led by his party, including the Salem Steel Plant. Salem is the home district of former Chief Minister K Palaniswami and the western region of Tamil Nadu is seen as the stronghold of the main opposition party, the AIADMK. Additional school, hospital buildings, small bridges and check dams were among the completed projects that were inaugurated. Housing scheme for medical officers (Edapadi Taluk), office-cum-residential complex for revenue department (Peddanaikanpalayam), over a lakh saplings-planting initiative under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act scheme were among the projects for which a foundation stone was laid. Welfare assistance for beneficiaries include allotment of 37 tenements under the urban livelihood mission, Rs 3.34 lakh worth of assistance to 62 people by the backward classes and minorities welfare department, and an order for a Rs 2.88-crore grant for entrepreneurial initiatives by educated youth.