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Distribution of Covid-19 monetary relief of Rs 2,000 begins in TN

During the election, Stalin had promised that all rice-ration-card holders would be given Rs 4,000 beginning on the birth anniversary of the late former chief minister M Karunanidhi.

Published: 11th May 2021 05:04 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th May 2021 05:04 AM   |  A+A-

CM Stalin inaugurating the scheme at the Secretariat on Monday | express

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: Chief Minister MK Stalin on Monday began the distribution of Covid-19 monetary relief of Rs 2,000 each to 2.07 crore rice-ration-card holders in the State. The chief minister handed over the assistance to seven beneficiaries in a low-key function at the Secretariat to mark its commencement. Ministers I Periyasamy and Ar Chakrapani, and Chief Secretary V Irai Anbu were among those present during the function.

During the election, Stalin had promised that all rice-ration-card holders would be given Rs 4,000 beginning on the birth anniversary of the late former chief minister M Karunanidhi. Given the lockdown, only a part of this promised amount is being distributed to the cardholders now. This monetary assistance will cost the government exchequer Rs 4,153.39 crore, according to sources. The relief will be distributed to the beneficiaries via ration shops from May 15 between 8 am and 12 noon. 

Get it from ration shops
The relief will be distributed to the beneficiaries via ration shops from May 15 between 8 am and 12 noon. Ration-shop employees will distribute tokens for three days starting May 10 at the doorsteps of the beneficiaries. They can come and receive the amount at the time slot fixed for them.



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  • Jesu

    One ration one nation
    7 months ago reply
  • Raja

    i checked with my ration shop...they said..one ration one shop scheme not applicable for this. We have to go to designated shop
    7 months ago reply
  • Brindha Ulaganathan

    one ration and one nation is applicable for this?As we are in different location from our ration shop,is it possible to get the fund in nearby shop?
    7 months ago reply
  • RAJKUMAR

    how to get covid 19 relief of 2000 for senior citizen who cannot come physically to the ration shop
    8 months ago reply
    • Kavitha V

      How to get covid 19 relief of Rs.2000 for senior citizen who cannot come physically to their ration shop? Can they get it from any nearby ration shop if they are not living presently near their ration shop?
      7 months ago reply
    • Sathya

      Write to cm cell
      8 months ago reply
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