Puducherry Earmarks Over 300 cr for Various Welfare Schemes

CM Rangasamy said government has earmarked Rs 316 crore for implementation of various welfare measures, payment to elderly people for the fiscal 2015-16.

Published: 04th May 2015 02:00 PM  |   Last Updated: 04th May 2015 02:03 PM   |  A+A-


Puducherry Chief Minister N Rangasamy. (File)


PUDUCHERRY: Puducherry Chief Minister N Rangasamy said the government has earmarked Rs 316 crore for implementation of various welfare measures and also for payment of monthly assistance to the elderly people in the Union Territory for the fiscal 2015-2016.

Replying to a question tabled by the ruling AINRC legislator G Nehru during question time in the Assembly, he said the allocation made for implementation of welfare schemes and payment of monthly assistance during last year was Rs 200 crores and it has been raised now to Rs 316 crores.

He said that the government had raised monthly assistance to elderly people from Rs 1100 to Rs 1500.

Chief Minister expressed concern over the failure industrial units and corporate concerns in Puducherry and Karaikal regions to implement welfare schemes under Corporate Social Responsibility.

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