Rs 4,153.69 crore, covering 2,07,67,000 ration card holders; TN CM Stalin announces pandemic relief

Soon after DMK chief M K Stalin was sworn as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, the new CM announced a COVID-19 pandemic time relief of Rs 2,000 for the people of the state, a cut in Aavin milk rate and free travel for women in state-run buses, all promises made by his DMK ahead of the April 6 Assembly elections.

Stalin also announced bringing COVID-19 treatment in private hospitals under a government insurance scheme, to provide succour to such people.

DMK supremo M K Stalin was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu on Friday. Governor Banwarilal Purohit administered the oath of office at Raj Bhavan in Chennai. Along with Stalin, 33 elected legislators took oath as cabinet ministers in the presence of party members, opposition leaders, bureaucrats, and other officials.

The CM’s new set of orders recalled the party’s promise of providing Rs 4,000 for rice ration card holders to aid citizens affected due to the pandemic and help them with their livelihood.

“To implement that, the Chief Minister has signed the order to provide the first instalment of Rs 2,000 in May itself at Rs 4,153.69 crore, covering 2,07,67,000 ration card holders,” read an official statement.

The new government will also reduce the price of milk supplied by state-run Aavin by Rs 3 with effect from May 16, according to the official statement

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