PUDUCHERRY: Minister for Public Works and local Member of Legislative Assembly M.O.H.F. Shahjahan distributed grants under the Perunthalaivar Kamarajar Housing Scheme for 430 families in Lawspet constituency on Monday.

Under the scheme, poor families were given a subsidy of Rs.One lakh to convert their huts into concrete structures. As an initial grant, the Minister distributed Rs.40,000 each to 430 poor families in the constituency.

The balance amount would be given in two instalments once the base construction was completed. Public Health Minister A. Namassivayam was present on the occasion.