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House pattas, family cards given at mass contact programme

Staff Reporter

Welfare assistance to the tune of Rs.1.35 lakh disbursed to beneficiaries

NAGAPATTINAM: Welfare assistance to the tune of Rs.1.35 lakh was disbursed to beneficiaries at the mass contact programme held at Thirupangur village in Sirkazhi on Wednesday.

The mass contact programme, conducted after a three months was presided over by Collector T.Munusamy.

The welfare disbursements included orders for free house pattas for four persons; family cards for nine persons; orders for assistance for seven widowed, destitute women under the social security scheme; orders for grant of assistance for one person under the differently abled assistance scheme.

The Collector also distributed hand-sprayers worth Rs.4,150 under 50 percent subsidy assistance, and seed-sprayers worth Rs.6,344 under agricultural assistance. Further, girl-child assistance to the tune of Rs.1,21,600 was disbursed to eight children at Rs.15,200 per child, on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, the Collector stated that the welfare schemes were conceived to redress the conditions of the people living in a relatively backward district such as Nagapattinam, and that it was the government's duty to ensure that the schemes reach the public. According to Mr.Munusamy, the administration would act as conduits of various schemes meant for the people, and provide the necessary relief.

Officials were issued directions to ensure speedy redressal of petitions received at the mass contact programme, and to inform beneficiaries the status of the action taken.

In the event of rejection of petitions, officials were mandated to appraise the beneficiaries the reasons for rejection.

Addressing the people, O.S.Manian, MP, Mayiladuthurai, indicated that rightful beneficiaries would be entitled to the welfare schemes, and there would be no siphoning off welfare programmes by the ineligible.

S.Namagiri, Project Officer, District Rural Development Agency, was among the officials present.

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