Minister distributes corona relief to PDS cardholders

Minister for Food and Civil Supply Mr. R. Chakrabani presented the first instalment of Rs.2000 as corona relief to rice ration cardholders at a function held at Pappanaikkanpalayam on Saturday. The event was attended by District Revenue Officer Ramathurai Murugan, Central Co-operative Bank Managing Director R. Indumati, Co-operative Societies Registrar Mr. Palanichamy and many government officials.

The Minister said the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu had promised in his election manifesto that all the rice family card holders would be given Rs.4000 as corona relief on late CM Karunanidhi’s birthday on June 3.


The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu signed the order on 07.05.2021, in fulfillment of the promise to do what is said. In order to fulfill the promise, Rs. 4,153.39 crore was allotted to give the first instalment of Rs 2000 each to 2.07 crore cardholders in the state.

Following this, he launched the scheme on May 10. Under this scheme, 10,18,637 rice family card holders in Coimbatore district will be provided the first installment of Rs.2000.


In preparation for this, a token has been issued for the last 4 days from 10.5.2021 (13.5.2021) to provide relief to 200 persons per day by the fair price shop staff.


Also, on the basis of the tokens, the sum will be given from 8.00 am to 12.00 noon on the specified day and time in the shops.

All arrangements have been made for the public to wear the mask and follow the social gap to receive the relief amount.

The CM has ordered the fair price shops to operate on Sundays as well with a view to expedite the distribution of relief to all sections of the people.

Deputy Collector level officers have been appointed at the district level as monitoring officers to monitor the proper delivery of this scheme by the Government to the family card holders.

Appropriate steps are being taken to expedite the disbursement of the Corona Relief Fund to all family cardholders.

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