The State government on Saturday announced winners of its prize scheme for best Tamil books under 29 categories.

Each author of the prize-winning book would be given Rs. 20,000 and publisher Rs. 5,000 each. This would cost the exchequer Rs. 7.25 lakh.

Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi would give away the prizes to the winners at a function on January 15, an official release said.