Chennai: Truthful value store staff at this time began distributing tokens for the Pongal money and present hamper introduced by the State authorities.
Tokens can be distributed to card holders until 30 December.
Sources mentioned that tokens can be distributed in such a way that no more than 200 ration playing cards can acquire the present hamper on a selected day.
Civil Provides Division, Commissioner R Chavan mentioned that among the many 200 ration playing cards, 100 can be distributed within the morning and 100 within the night.
Chief Minister Edappadi Okay Palaniswami inaugurated the Pongal present hamper scheme on 21 December.
A Authorities Order mentioned that Rs 5604.84 crore has been alloted for the scheme.
The present hamper will comprise of Rs 2,500 as money, one kg rice, one kg sugar, one full sugarcane, 20 grams cashewnut, 20 grams raisins and 5 grams elaichi.
Palaniswami on 19 December introduced that the free particular Pongal package deal together with a money incentive of Rs 2,500 can be distributed to all of the ration card holders within the State from four January to allow them to have fun the harvest pageant in January subsequent yr.
The distribution of the money and equipment would start on four January. The announcement was made at an occasion after he began his ballot marketing campaign in his native Edappadi constituency in Salem district.
Recalling the federal government’s current announcement permitting the cardholders to change the rice playing cards from sugar playing cards, he mentioned this could profit 2.6 crore rice cardholders within the State.
Palaniswami mentioned that he had introduced the present as a number of folks had suffered financial misery this yr because of Covid and the cyclone within the Delta area.