In her opening remarks at the Collectors' conference in Chennai, an annual stock-taking exercise, Jayalalithaa said that slowdown has affected economic performance of the state also.
"The severe drought in the state during 2012 impacted growth particularly in the agriculture and allied activities sector. We need to focus on making all efforts to revive economic growth and put it back on a high growth trajectory," she said.
Jayalalitha said that she is ’quite confident’ that with sustained and focussed efforts her government was undertaking across all sectors, ‘the state would be able to achieve the growth target for 2013-2014.’
Jayalalithaa also underlined her government's commitment for an inclusive growth model covering all sections of society including the ‘most vulnerable and marginalized’ ones such as Adi Dravidars, Tribals, BCs and MBCs, among others.
She exhorted the District Collectors to live up to the image of being welfare officers.


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