Agriculture portfolio allotted to K P Anbalagan

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Chennai, Nov 1 (PTI) Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit on Sunday allotted the Agriculture portfolio, held by the late R Doraikannu in the K Palaniswami-led state cabinet, to Higher Education Minister K P Anbalagan, the Raj Bhavan said on Sunday.

Anbalagan has been re-designated as Minister for Higher Education and Agriculture, a Raj Bhavan press release said.

'On the advice of the hon'ble chief minister, hon'ble Governor of Tamil Nadu has allotted the portfolios Agriculture, Agricultural Engineering, Agro Service Cooperatives, Horticulture, Sugarcane Cess, Sugarcane Development and Waste Land Development, held by Thiru (Mr) R Doraikannu, since deceased,to Thiru K P Anbalagan,' it said.

Doraikkannu, admitted to a private hospital last month for treatment for COVID-19, died late on Saturday. PTI SA APR RAVINDRANATH APR RAVINDRANATH