The Tamilnadu government has commenced distribution of tokens for getting essential supplies from ration shops during June and will continue this till 4 June.
The tokens are delivered at the doorstep of the ration cardholders.
A total of 200 tokens per ration shop will be accepted per day and the distribution would commence from June 5, a statement from the state Civil Supplies Department said.
Toor dal will be distributed only from June 7, the statement added.
The tokens will have a specific date and time when the cardholders can collect rations from their respective shops. The consumers will also be provided with the extra rice announced as part of Covid-19 relief measures.
The Tamil Nadu government had earlier provided the first installment of Rs 2,000 to every ration cardholder of the state as a relief measure against Covid-19. Chief Minister M.K. Stalin had announced a total of Rs 4,000 to each ration card holder and it is expected that the government would soon be announcing the second installment.