TN CM announces Rs 1,000 to ration card holders

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami today announced that Rs 1,000 will be given to every ration card holder in the State.

Making the announcement in the Assembly today, he said token system will be followed to avoid crowding in the fair price shops. He further said that people can also get the provisions for April month now itself.

A Rs 3,850 crore special relief package was announced by Palaniswami today to help people whose livelihood has taken a hit due to the curbs put in place for battling the coronavirus.

Under the assistance plan, people having rice ration cards will get Rs 1,000 each cash assistance, and all card holders shall get essential commodities -rice, dhal, cooking oil and sugar- free of cost in April.