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Chief Minister offers special assistance of Rs.2000 to the poor labourers

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Posted on : 11/Feb/2019 16:49:11



 
 
 
The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, E. Palanisamy, has announced that each family living below the poverty line will be offered financial assistance of Rs. 2000.

The Chief Minister E. Palanisamy, while reading a report on legal Act 110 in the Legislative Assembly. During this, the Chief Minister observed that the state government of Tamil Nadu has been greatly successful in taking utmost care of the welfare of the downtrodden people in the society by incorporating many growth and welfare schemes.

Giving due and full consideration to the misfortune of the poor people, especially due to the devastation created by the cyclone Gaja, the total failure of the northeast monsoon and the drought conditions, the State Government has come forward with a plan to offer a special financial assistance to all the families living below the poverty line.

The chief minister announced that special financial assistance of Rs. 2000 will be given to the downtrodden families living below the poverty line in the labour categories as below:

Farmers (agriculturists), urban poor people, workers in the cracker industry, fishermen, weavers, hand-loom workers, construction industry labourers, tree-climbing labourers, salt-making industry labourers, footwear and other leather goods manufacturing labourers, cleaning labourers, potters, handicraft workers, and other labour groups in this below-poverty-line group.

The Chief Minister informed that around 35 lakes families living below poverty line in the rural areas and villages and around 25 Lakhs families living in urban areas below the poverty line , for a total of 60 Lakhs families will all be given the special financial assistance of Rs. 2000 each.

An amount of Rs. 1200 Crores will be set aside for this purpose in the demands made for subsidies.