Deadline set for distribution of identity cards
Krishnagiri: Collector Santhosh Babu distributed welfare assistance worth Rs. 47.41 lakh under the Tamil Nadu Agricultural Labourers Social Safety and Welfare Scheme to 113 small and marginal farmers at a function here on Thursday.
The district administration has identified a total of 2,58, 751 families under the scheme.
As many as 2,23,022 identity cards have been supplied by Electronic Corporation of Tamil Nadu (ELCOT). A total of 1,72,249 (73 per cent) identity cards had been distributed to farmers till date, he said.
The Collector said that identity cards would be distributed to the remaining farmers before March 10.
The members would be entitled to benefits including accident relief, solatium to the next of kin in case of natural death, marriage assistance for dependents, assistance to wards of farmers and labourers for pursuing higher education, old age pension and funeral expenses. MLAs T. Senguttuvan and Meghanathan and district officials participated.