ERODE: Free distribution of dhotis and sarees for Pongal will begin on January 1, says a press release from the district administration.

As announced by the Chief Minister to distribute sarees and dhotis to people from below poverty line families on Pongal eve, the administration will distribute 6.25 lakh dhotis and 6.28 lakh sarees, the press release says and adds that there is enough stock available at hand.

Persons eligible to receive free dhotis and sarees may get in touch with the fair price shop or ration shop in their locality, the press release says.

It also asks them to not worry about shortage of stock and get their sarees and dhotis in a disciplined manner.