TN CM to kickstart Rs 2,000 relief scheme Monday

Chennai: Tamilnadu Food Minister R Sakkarapani today said Chief Minister M K Stalin will kickstart on Monday a scheme to provide Rs 2,000 as Covid relief to all ration card holders.

He said this after attending a meeting with the CM, in which top officials including Chief Secretary V Irai Anabu took part.

Stalin on Friday announced a Covid pandemic time relief of Rs 2,000 for the people of the State, a cut in Aavin milk rate and free travel for women in State-run buses, all promises made by his DMK ahead of the 6 April Assembly elections.

Issuing his first set of orders after taking over as CM, Stalin also announced bringing Covid treatment in private hospitals under a government insurance scheme, an official release here said.

As tens of thousands of people in the BPL category have been impacted by Covid-19,Stalin signed an order promising Rs 4,000 per family as part of the corona relief fund for rice card holders. The first tranche of Rs 2000 will be doled out from Monday.