Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin launched Kalignar Meglir Ormai Thattam in Kancheepuram through which women heads will get Rs 1000 per month.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin inaugurated it on Friday, September 15, 2023. Kalaignar Magalir Urimai Thittam On the birth anniversary of former Chief Minister and founder of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) CN Annadurai in Kanchipuram.
The government has continuously introduced schemes to help women by offering them financial assistance, enabling them to participate in various activities. In recent news, women are looking forward to receiving more financial aid.
The Tamil Nadu government recently launched a self-reliance program for women, which was announced by Chief Minister MK Stalin in Chennai. The initiative, named “Kaligar Mohalir Aurmai Thetam”, is primarily focused on enhancing the social welfare of women.
Under this programme, eligible women in the state will get financial assistance of up to Rs 1000 per month. The scheme aims to provide financial assistance to more than one crore women in Tamil Nadu. The launch event took place in Kanchipuram, where a number of empowered women received debit cards. After that, the program will gradually expand to other districts, with the chief minister of each district overseeing its implementation.
Kalaigar Mahalir Urimai Thittam is a comprehensive women empowerment program designed to economically empower eligible women, especially those who are the primary breadwinners in their families and engaged in household responsibilities. The state government has allocated around Rs 70,000 crore in the current fiscal year’s budget for the scheme, making it the most important social welfare initiative in the state. It is expected to benefit more than 1.6 crore women.
The program is open to women and transgender individuals who meet the eligibility criteria within the age of 21 years. Notably, only individuals with an annual income of around 2.5 lakhs or less, as defined by the government, are eligible. All financial assistance under this program will be directly credited to the accounts of the beneficiaries through the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) system, as stated by the government.
First Published: 22 Sep 2023, 15:09 IST
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