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Austerity: Bedi travels in bus to farm project in Tamil Nadu

Press Trust of India  |  Puducherry 

As part of austerity measures, today travelled in a state-run bus to a district in the neighbouring to see a farm project run by an to protect the

Bedi has been undertaking visits in and out of on weekends since she assumed office in May 2016.

Today, she visited a project run by Society for Research and Initiatives for Sustainable Technologies and Institutions (SRISTI) in Thazhuthali village in district.

The SRISTI foundation project is located on the Puducherry-Mailam route in district. The promotes inclusive self-sustainable and eco-friendly projects.

The purpose of the visit is to see the project run by the to protect the and encourage ecologically beneficial farming.

Bedi led a 20-member team, including officials from Raj Nivas, and block development officers, municipal commissioners, village level workers and an

An official source said the Lt. Governor's office engaged a bus of the to travel to Thazhuthali.

Had the used official cars, it would have required up to 20 cars, the source said, adding Bedi travelled in the bus as part of austerity measure to conserve funds.

This is the second time Bedi visited the project. She had travelled in an during her previous trip.

"The vehicles of government departments are now dispensed with and all of us travelled in the bus as the is keen to ensure austerity measures," the official source told

Bedi wanted government officials to acquaint themselves with the technologies adopted and innovative steps followed to promote eco-friendly farming in Thazhuthali village.

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First Published: Sat, January 13 2018. 11:40 IST