Ahead of launch of T.N.’s basic income scheme for women, Collectors told not to allow splitting of ration cards

Collectors can, however, allow the cards to be split in genuine cases, says an official. | Photo Credit: B. VELANKANNI RAJ The Tamil Nadu government has directed the Collectors not to allow splitting of ration cards, as a matter of routine, in the run-up to the launch of the Kalaignar Magalir Urimai Thogai, a basic income scheme for women heads of families, scheduled for September 15. Under the scheme, eligible women are to be given ₹1,000 each in monthly assistance. But there would be only one beneficiary per family.

Since the ration cards form the basic unit for determination of […]

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