Staff Reporter

THENI: A sum of Rs. 1.2 crore will be given away to 604 beneficiaries in the district under Moovalur Ramamritham Ammaiar Memorial Marriage Assistance Scheme soon, according to Collector P. Muthuveeran.

He distributed welfare assistance to women under various schemes at the Collectorate here on Thursday. The State government had sanctioned Rs.3.60 crore for this scheme this year and the district administration had disbursed Rs.2.40 crore to 1,361 beneficiaries so far. “We want to disburse rest of the funds to all the eligible beneficiaries within a short period. Identification of beneficiaries has started,” he said.

Similarly, Rs.65,000 would be given to four beneficiaries under Dr. Dharmambal Ammaiyar Widow Re-marriage scheme. Under other marriage scheme, 11 beneficiaries would get assistance shortly. Funds had been disbursed to 31 beneficiaries. A sum of 8.75 lakh had been given to 59 beneficiaries through other schemes, Mr. Muthuveeran said.

The Collector gave Rs.3.5 lakh to 18 beneficiaries under various marriage assistance schemes. Each beneficiary received Rs.15,000.