Special Correspondent

CHENNAI: Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi on Friday announced that distribution of free dhotis and saris to the poor for Pongal festival will be from January 1 to 10. A total of 3.28 crore people will benefit from the scheme that will cost the State government Rs.256 crore. The Chief Minister will distribute the dhotis and saris in Chennai in January.

Ministers, MLAs and MPs will participate in the event across the State.

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