A meeting of village-level selection committees for selecting beneficiaries under free livestock scheme was organised at the collectorate under Collector T.Munusamy.

Panchayat presidents, vice presidents, and members from 47 village panchayats took part in the meet. Mr.Munusamy said that in the past three years, milch cattle worth Rs.6.90 crore were given away to 1,950 beneficiaries, and goats worth Rs.11.58 crore were given away to 13,690 families.

Similarly, between June 2014 and August 2014, 300 beneficiaries will receive milch cattle, and 2,205 families will receive four goats each. The village panchayat selection committees are expected to select beneficiaries without favour.

— Staff Reporter