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Women To Receive Rs 1,000 Per Month as Assistance from September in Tamil Nadu

The annual state budget was presented for the financial year 2023-24 in the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly yesterday, in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

Shivangi Rai
Tamil Nadu Finance Minister declared a monthly honorarium for eligible women family heads in Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu Finance Minister declared a monthly honorarium for eligible women family heads in Tamil Nadu

Palanivel Thiaga Rajan, Finance Minister of the Tamil Nadu government declared a monthly honorarium for eligible women family heads in Tamil Nadu which was one of the major decisions taken by the government.

Rajan said, “Rs 1,000 to women heads of families will be given to eligible beneficiaries from 15th September for which Rs 7000 crores (for 2023-24) will be allocated.”

15th September happens to be the birth anniversary of DMK Founder and former Chief Minister Annadurai.

However, the announcement of eligibility criteria is yet to be announced. This was one of the important election manifestos promises of DMK.

The finance minister also announced that loans of Rs 30,000 crores will be given to women Self Help Groups.

Further, in the budget 2023-24, a monetary allocation of Rs 18,661 crores and Rs 40,299 crores were made for state health care and school education respectively. Another Rs 16,262 crores for the cooperative department was made available.

Also, the financial assistance initiative for civil service aspirants in the state was also announced.

In addition to this, he said, “For these 1,000 students will be shortlisted and will be given Rs 7000 financial assistance per month and Rs 25,000 financial assistance, per month, will be provided to the aspirants who clear the mains exam”.

Also, he announced the construction of 3,959 houses for Sri Lankan Tamils which will be built at the cost of Rs 223 crore. And, an announcement was made for the construction of Memorials in Chennai for Tamil language agitation martyrs namely, Thiruvalargal Thalamuthu and Natarajan.

In order to disseminate the ideals of Annal Ambedkar, the state government will provide a grant of Rs 5 crore to translate his works into the Tamil language. Efforts will also be taken to support and promote sea cruises that will link places of importance in Tamil culture.

The state government will also expand the widely popular Chennai Sangamam cultural programme to 8 major cities in the coming years. To conserve folk arts and to assure that these traditions continue to thrive in the future, across the state, 25 part-time folk art training centres will be set up.

To highlight the contribution of the Chola rulers, and to conserve the artefacts and relics of that era, a grand “Chola Museum” will be set up in Thanjavur.

Acknowledging the courage and supreme sacrifice made by security forces in safeguarding the nation, the ex-gratia that is being offered by the state government to the next of kin of armed forces personnel hailing from Tamil Nadu who are killed in war or war-like operations will be doubled from Rs 20 lakh to Rs 40 lakh.

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