TN govt to decide final price of CTV purchase Nov 5

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Chennai, Nov 4 (UNI) The Tamil Nadu government will decide the final price tomorrow for purchasing 40 lakh colour TV sets to be distributed to the poor under the fourth phase of the free CTV scheme, one of the populist schemes that catapulted the DMK to power in the May 2006 Assembly polls.

A meeting of the Legislators of various parties, chaired by Chief Minister M Karunanidhi, today opened the price bids from 17 qualified companies and found B G International had quoted the lowest price.

The committee decided to invite the representatives of the company tomorrow to finalise the price of CTV. Later, talks will be held with other companies to get their consent for the price and place orders for procurement of the televisions.

The committee would meet at 1130 hrs tomorrow at the State Secretariat to discuss the issue, an official release here said.

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