Stalin chairs second meeting of DISHA

Chief Minister MK Stalin on Monday said that the issue pertaining to rural areas should be dealt at micro level for larger benefits.

The Chief Minister chaired the second meeting of District Development Coordination and Monitoring Committees (DISHAs), held at the Secretariat.

The Chief Minister is the chairperson for the DISHAs while Minister for Rural Development KR Periyakaruppan is the deputy chairperson.

In his introductory speech, the Chief Minister spoke on five important aspects of DISHAs such as the funds and the works carried out under Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS), National Health Mission, Integrated Child Development Scheme, implementation of National Food Security Act and implementation of Prime Minister Adarsh Gram Yojana (PMAGY).

“Development should not be based on economic criteria alone but on factors like Human Development Index and Happiness Index. In this, rural development is key. The issues in rural areas should be dealt at micro level and for that the benefits should be at macro level. The meeting is conducted with the purpose of providing better livelihood and infrastructure facilities in rural areas,” said Stalin, in the meeting.