Transgenders without ration cards too to get Covid-19 relief package

Chennai: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswamy has announced rice and dhal for transgenders in the wake of Coronavirus pandemic.

According to sources, members of transgender community will be getting 12 kilograms of rice and one kilogram of dhal even without producing ration cards at fair price shops.

The announcement comes after the government began a distribution drive of essentials for rice card holders. The relief amount is part of the Rs 3,280 crore package announced by the Government following the lockdown due to Covid 19 spread.

The package gives people Rs 1,000 apart from 15 kilograms of rice, one kilograms each of sugar, oil and dal.


NT Bureau