A lot of new announcements are made by the government for the ration card holders. People also get the benefit of these. Now a cash reward of Rs 2500 has been announced by the government to the people of this state.
The Tamil Nadu state government has decided to give Rs 2500 cash to over 2.6 crore ration card holders in its state. This decision has been taken in view of the Pongal festival. The incentive amount will be distributed from January 4 so that everyone can celebrate the harvest festival happily.
This item will be available in addition to Rs 2500
Under this package, the government will also give one kg of rice, sugar, raisins, cashew, cardamom, a cloth bag and a cane to the ration card holders free of cost. Last year also the Tamil Nadu government had given one thousand rupees to the general public to buy rice and this year it has been increased by Rs 1500 to Rs 2500. Let us know that Pongal festival falls on 14 January.
Started at Rs 100 in 2014
The AIADMK government started giving Rs 100 to the people of the state in 2014 with 1 kg rice and 1 kg sugar. In 2018, this amount was increased to Rs 1000 and now Chief Minister Palaniswami has increased it to Rs 2,500.
Opposition raised questions on the announcement
Opposition leader MK Stalin questioned Chief Minister Palaniswami's decision. He said that 'when people were upset, no financial relief was given. But now as the election draws near, the Chief Minister has announced to give Rs 2,500, at least now he should give Rs 5,000 to those who are suffering due to the epidemic and who are also suffering due to the monsoon rains. However, the Chief Minister has denied these allegations of the opposition leader.
Preparations for elections started in Tamil Nadu
Preparations for the elections in Tamil Nadu have been intensified. It is worth noting that the 2021 assembly elections in Tamil Nadu will be held in completely new circumstances. Both the state's influential parties AIADMK (AIADMK) and DMK (DMK) will go to the polls without their miraculous leaders Jayalalithaa and Karunanidhi. The DMK had considerable success in the Lok Sabha elections, but the real test of its leader Stalin will be only in 2021. The AIADMK, on the other hand, is weak due to being divided among different factions despite being in power. If the ruling faction and the faction led by Dinakaran come together, it can emerge strong.