Collector A. Suganthi distributed welfare assistance worth Rs.33,000 to eight differently-abled women at the public grievance day meeting here on Monday.

She distributed motorised sewing machines to seven differently-abled women and wheel chair to the other.

316 petitions

The Collector received as many as 316 petitions from the public at the meeting and instructed the officials to take action on the petitions within a fortnight.

She said that most of the petitioners sought free house site pattas, education grant and old pension.