MoS L Murugan launches COVID-19 vaccination drive at doorstep

MoS L Murugan launches COVID-19 vaccination drive at doorstep

Union Minister of State for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Knowledge and Broadcasting L Murugan on Saturday launched COVID-19 vaccination drive on the doorstep at Semathamman Nagar, Brindavan Nagar, and Sri Ayyappa Nagar in Chennai, mentioned a press assertion issued by the Tamil Nadu authorities.

As per the assertion, Murugan whereas chatting with the reporters on the event, mentioned, “Prime Minister Narendra Modi, all by means of his interplay with District Collectors only a few days before now had requested them to provide vaccines to individuals at their doorsteps. Following this, Union Properly being Minister Mansukh Mandaviya launched the programme in Gujarat the day earlier than yesterday and we’re correct proper right here at present to implement it in Tamil Nadu.”

Stating that India has emerged tall contained in the world enviornment by administering 100 crore doses of vaccine, the Minister added, “This isn’t a straightforward job. Our Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has achieved this. This feat has been made with the help of State governments, docs, nurses, frontline employees, and most of the people.

“Now we now have given vaccines to spherical 6 crore individuals in Tamil Nadu. Whereas 93 per cent of individuals have acquired the primary dose, 30 per cent have acquired the second. There are over 60 lakh people who uncover themselves nonetheless to accumulate a second dose jab,” mentioned the union minister.

Murugan urged individuals to remain cautious in view of the festive season.

“I request individuals who haven’t acquired a second dose to get it with out further delay. Solely now we’re popping out of corona. Now we now have achieved one issue which has not been executed by anybody. Individuals must return ahead to get their photographs. Tamil Nadu Properly being Minister and Properly being division officers have launched vaccine at doorstep drive. Individuals ought to make use of this chance and get jabs,” mentioned the union minister.
The union minister requested individuals to positioned on masks and alter to fully totally different COVID-19 protocols with out fail.

“Although Deepavali is over, fully totally different festivals are arising. As a consequence of this truth, we should all the time on a regular basis hold alert,” mentioned Murugan. He mentioned {{{that a}}} seaweed park had been launched for Tamil Nadu contained in the Union Funds.

“Aside from offering employment to our moms and sisters contained in the fishing group, the scheme will empower them economically. The demand for seaweed is rising as a result of it is used contained in the manufacturing of fertilizers and medicines. It’s being consumed as a meals merchandise in Japan. Because of it has dietary content material materials supplies, it might occupy an essential place in the end. There’s scope for employment and financial progress. The Tamil Nadu authorities has to ship a mission report. As rapidly as a result of it is executed, works would begin and seaweed mission would begin shortly,” he mentioned.

Earlier, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had in her worth fluctuate speech FY 2021-22 had allotted an quantity of Rs 1220.84 crores for the Division of Fisheries, which is the proper ever annual budgetary help for the Division.

Finance Minister had launched substantial investments for the event of newest fishing harbours and fish touchdown centres. To begin with, 5 main fishing harbours – Kochi, Chennai, Visakhapatnam, Paradip, and Petuaghat – is more likely to be developed as hubs of financial prepare.

Inside the meantime, stating that the Central authorities has decreased tax on petrol and diesel as a Deepavali present for individuals, Murugan hoped that the Tamil Nadu authorities would alter to go correctly with and convey down the value-added tax (VAT) on gasoline as many different states have executed it

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Revealed on: Saturday, November 06, 2021, 07:18 PM IST

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