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Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Over 4 lakh to get free dhoties, sarees

Around 4,03,108 beneficiaries, having their annual income below Rs. 24,000, would receive dhoties and sarees under the free dhoties and sarees distribution scheme in Thoothukudi district, said District Collector R Palaniyandi here on Monday.

The State Government is distributing sarees and dhoties to the family card-holders, having a monthly income of below Rs. 2,000 every year at the time of Pongal festival.

This year, under the scheme, it has been planned to give the free dhoties and sarees to 4,03,108 family card-holders in the eight taluks in Thoothukudi district. Among the beneficiaries identified, as many as 3,07,280 have their monthly income below Rs. 1,000 and around 95,828 between Rs. 1,000 and 2,000.

Source: New Ind Press

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