Staff Reporter

KANCHEEPURAM: The State government has implemented various schemes for the welfare of those living below the poverty line, Minister for Labour Welfare T.M. Anbarasan has said.

He was addressing a meeting at Madurantakam panchayat union office to mark the start of the fifth-phase of distribution of land ‘pattas’ to landless farmers on Friday.

Marriage assistance

In the last 15 months, marriage assistance to the tune of Rs.110 crore has been provided to over 70,000 people. A total of 5,730 buses have been added to the fleet of various State Transport Corporations, he said.

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