Loans to the tune of Rs. 2.5 crore are to be distributed to beneficiaries under various schemes of the Tamil Nadu Backward Classes Economic Development Corporation (TABCEDCO) during 2013-14. Applications for assistance should be sent to the office of the District Backward Classes and Minorities’ Welfare by November 20. Applications should be submitted with relevant documents, including those for collateral security. Term loans with low rates of interest are advanced by the Tabcedco for the social and economic uplift of members of backward classes, most backward classes, and denotified tribes, according to a release. — Special Correspondent