Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Thursday announced a Pongal gift of one kg each of raw rice and jaggery and ₹1,000 for all ration cardholders eligible for rice and Sri Lankan refugees living in rehabilitation camps.
The decision to distribute the gift was taken at a meeting chaired by the Chief Minister at the Secretariat.
A State government press release said a total of 2.19 crore cardholders would get the hamper, and it would cost the government ₹2,356.67 crore. The Chief Minister will launch the distribution of the gift in Chennai on January 2, 2023, while Ministers will do the same in the districts.
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