CHENNAI: Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi on Thursday announced ex gratia payment of Rs. 300 each to sanitary workers, water tank and power pump operators and ‘Makkal Nala Paniyalargal’ in panchayats.

In a statement, the Chief Minister said those who worked for 240 days and more during 2006-07 would be eligible to receive the payment. The Government would distribute Rs. 1.98 crore which would benefit 66,095 persons. — Special Correspondent

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