Staff Reporter

TIRUCHI: Transport Minister K.N. Nehru distributed welfare assistance to the tune of Rs. 26.30 lakh to 445 beneficiaries at a function held at Manapparai on Saturday.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Nehru said that free house site pattas had been given to 4.5 lakh families in the State in the past four years. Free colour television sets had been distributed to over four lakh families in Tiruchi district alone. Collector T. Soundiah, District Revenue Officer V. Dakshinamurthy, revenue officials and local body representatives participated in the function, an official press release said.

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