TN: 60 lakh BPL families to get Rs 2,000 each

  • | Monday | 11th February, 2019

“Considering this, I am happy to announce the government’s special cash assistance to all BPL families , especially, the labourers in agriculture sector, firecracker units, fisheries, powerloom and handloom, construction, weaving, tree climbing, salt pan, footwear and leather, conservancy, pottery, craft artists and others,” the CM said.The move would benefit 35 lakh families in rural areas and 25 lakh families in urban areas. “The basic income scheme is essential for Tamil Nadu. While the central funding was inadequate under MGNREGA, the workers could not get adequate days of work. The state’s dole should be extended to every month, and it will be an important milestone in eradication of poverty in the state. It will be a role model for the country,” the PMK leader said.

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