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Standard of education in Tamil Nadu improved after vacancies filled: Chief Minister

Erode, May 13 (PTI) Tamil Nadu chief minister K Palaniswami today said the standard of education in the state has improved after government filled up vacancies of teachers.

He stated this at a function at a school here today.

The chief minister said upgradation of elementary schools to high schools and the latter to higher secondary schools has reduced the number of dropouts in the district.

The chief minister said the number of state highways in the district would be converted to four-lane roads.

Among them were the Mettupalayam-Sathyamangalam, Gobichettipalayam-Chitode, Bhavani Mettur-Thoppur, Erode-Karur; and Erode- Tiruchengodu roads, he said.

He also said the ruling AIADMK has been giving a lot of importance to agriculture. A total of 1,519 tanks and ponds would be distilled so water could be stored for irrigation.

The Chief Minister announced the birth anniversary of Kongu leader Kalingarayan would be observed every year as he was instrumental in developing 20,000 acres of dry land to wetland by digging the Kalingarayan canal.

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