Pondy CM seeks more powers for Union Territory

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Puducherry, Nov 16: Puducherry Chief Minister N Rangasamy today reiterated that the territorial administration needed more powers for the speedy implementation of various schemes.

Inaugurating the 'National Press Day' celebrations here, he said that owing to administrative constraints, some of the schemes announced could not be implemented. With the changing situation, even the Legislative Assembly was voicing its concern over the limited powers of the Union Territory, he noted, expressing hope that Puducherry would soon get more powers.

The administration was committed to implement schemes announced on the floor of the Assembly before the commencement of the next session, Mr Rangasamy said, adding that the genuine demands of the Press have been implemented and some others were pending at the Secretary level.

He said the per capita income of the Union Territory had risen to Rs 61,000 and was poised to rise further with the setting up of several industrial units, which would enhance the economy of the territory and provide employment opportunities to the local youth.


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