Collector T. Soundiah has called upon the officials of various departments to ensure that the benefits of government welfare programmes reach the targeted people.

Free house sites, television sets, gas connections and stoves, old age pension, financial assistance for widows, insurance cover for families listed below poverty line and various other benefits are being provided by the government under different schemes.

These benefits should reach the eligible beneficiaries in the district, the Collector said. while participating at a mass contact programme held at Mugasi Hanumanpalli panchayat in Modakurichi block on Wednesday.

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