Rs 1,000 to be distributed to ration card holders at doorsteps

Chennai: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, who announced Rs 1,000 each to all rice ration cardholders as relief for those in Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kanchipuram and Chengalpet districts, has said the amount will be distributed to the beneficiaries at their doorsteps.

He announced the assistance on Monday while announcing complete lockdown in these four districts from 19 to 30 June as the corona cases were on the rise.

He also announced a financial assistance of Rs.1,000 each for differently abled persons.

In a statement here, he said about 13.35 lakh differently abled people would be benefitted by this relief which would enable them to sustain their livelihood in view of the Covid-19 induced lockdown.


NT Bureau