Stalin inaugurates registration camp for women to avail Rs 1,000 monthly assistance scheme

Chief Minister M K Stalin on Monday inaugurated a camp here to facilitate registration of applications by women to avail the Rs 1,000 monthly basic income scheme, a flagship programme of the ruling DMK regime set to be launched in September.

Launching the registration exercise, Stalin inspected the process of biometric registration and authorities said the first phase of special camp for Dharmapuri district would be held from July 24 to August 4, covering 2,21,484 family card holders.

The second phase of the camp would be conducted between August 5 and 16 for 2,47,111 ration card holders. As many as 35,923 camps are set to be held across the state for the registration exercise.

In the 2023-24 Budget, the state government announced the allocation of Rs 7,000 crore for the ‘Kalaignar Magalir Urimai Thittam’ (Kalaignar Scheme for Women’s Right) an initiative to ensure a basic minimum income for eligible women heads of families.

The scheme is expected to benefit approximately one crore women. As regards eligibility, the government has said that the yearly income of the family should be less than Rs 2.50 lakh per annum.