Collector M. Karunagaran on Monday gave away educational assistance worth Rs. 18.50 lakh to 37 school students from the city who had either lost their income earning parent or income generation capability.

According to an official release, each student was provided Rs. 50,000 by the State Government to ensure their education continued.

Further, acting on a petition, he also gave as accident relief a sum of Rs. 1.02 lakh to a farmer under the ‘Uzahavar Padhukappu Thittam.’

Mr. Karunagaran also sanctioned a monthly assistance of Rs.1,000 to three differently able persons after they had submitted a petition on Sunday.

Old age pension

The Collector also received petitions seeking pattas, Old Age Pension, ration cards, employment, inclusion into Below Poverty Line list, aid under the schemes for differently abled, removal of encroachments and education loan.

He forwarded the petitions to the officials concerned and directed to take action.

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