Ex-panchayat president to lecture students of Toronto university about ‘smart village’

COIMBATORE: Shanmugam Rangasamy, former president of Odanthurai panchayat, will cope with scholars of Toronto University in Canada on ‘smart villages’. Rangasamy and his spouse Lingammal Shanmugam were instrumental in supplying clean consuming water and right kind toilet amenities within the 10 villages beneath Odanthurai panchayat.
Rangasamy, a Class X dropout, was once president of Odanthurai panchayat from 1996 till 2006 and was once succeeded by Lingammal remained within the put up till 2016.

The panchayat owned a water treatment plant close to river Bhavani and on a daily basis provided treated consuming water to villagers. It additionally owned a windmill and has no longer needed to pay a single rupee to the TNEB over the last ten years.

Rangasamy gained a letter from University of Toronto closing month, asking him to address a convention on April four and 5. But he could no longer get a visa. “The college authorities then told me they arranged some other convention in May,” mentioned Shanmugam.

Umapalayam, Uppupallam, TAS Nagar, Vinobhaji Nagar, Gandhi Nagar, Kavin Garden, AKS Colony, Aathivasi Colony, Agasthiyar Nagar and Kallarpudhur villages come beneath Odanthurai e panchayat and boast of a inhabitants of greater than nine,500.

“We did not tolerate corruption at any situation in our panchayat and now the village panchayat has develop into a fashion to all within the state. We began a water treatment plant close to river Bhavani at Mampatti close to Mettupalayam in 1999 and we've been supplying treated, micro organism free consuming water to the villagers,” mentioned Rangasamy.


The village panchayat provided bore neatly water to the entire households. But consuming water was once provided to only street pipelines within the ten villages, he mentioned.


“Four women self-help teams began a consuming water plant at Umapalayam beneath the Odanthurai panchayat and provided bottled consuming water within the name of ‘Sugam’ to Mettupalayam, Tirupur and surrounding spaces. The panchayat hes been helping them since 2005,” mentioned Randasamy.


People from 43 nations, including the USA, France and Japan, had visited the village panchayat to witness the tendencies, he added.


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