Krishnagiri: Collector Santhosh Babu distributed welfare aid to the tune of Rs. 10 lakh to 40 beneficiaries at the multimedia exhibition here on Thursday.
The Collector said that 30 stalls had been put by all the Government departments highlighting the achievements of Government departments and welfare schemes. The exhibition will give an opportunity to the public to find out about Government-sponsored schemes at their doorsteps, he said.
Out of 337 panchayats in the district, 105 had been declared as fully sanitised. The district administration had recommended these panchayats for the Nirmal Grama Puraskar award. The administration had uploaded the profiles of about 8,600 out-of-school children and their families in the tracking and monitoring software www.back2school.in. so far. The tracking and monitoring software seeks to eliminate the child labour menace and prevent children from dropping out of school, Mr. Babu added.
District Revenue Officer V. Mohanraj, Public Relations Officer M. Krishnasamy and senior officials were present.