Special Correspondent

PUDUKOTTAI: Cash assistance of about Rs.13.14 lakh was distributed to 156 beneficiaries under Tamil Nadu Agricultural Labourers and Farmers (Social Security and Welfare) Scheme by Collector S.J.Chiru on Thursday.

While Rs.3.77 lakh was distributed to 95 as marriage assistance, Rs.9.37 lakh was handed over to families of 61 agricultural labourers and farmers who had died.

Mr.Chiru inspected the execution of various development works in Gandharvakottai union and participated in the inauguration of works to be carried out under the Anna Marumalarchi Scheme at Aravampatti Panchayat.

Development works worth Rs.20 lakh are to be carried out in the village, including the renovation of the Pillaiyar Temple tank at a cost of Rs.5 lakh.