Photographing for scheme begins

Special Correspondent

35 teams to be sent to villages in Vellore district for taking pictures

VELLORE: Taking photographs of members of families who wanted to enrol themselves in the Chief Minister Kalaignar’s Insurance Scheme for Life Saving Treatments began at 23 venues in 20 villages of Walajapet block on Sunday.

The State government will be sending 35 teams to various villages in Vellore district for taking group photographs of the families. In the first phase, a photography session is being held in 20 villages in Walajapet block from August 30 to September 2, to cover 18,483 families.

A visit to the Panchayat Union Middle School in Chennasamudram, one of the venues of the session, on Tuesday revealed that a large number of people were waiting to get themselves photographed for identity cards.

The scheme is open to those who are in possession of identity cards issued to farmers and agricultural labourers under the Tamil Nadu Agricultural Labourers and Farmers (Social Security and Welfare) Scheme, members of 26 welfare boards for various categories of manual workers, and family cardholders whose annual income is less than Rs. 72,000 as certified by the village administrative officer.

V. Archana, representing a private computer centre in Vellore, who was engaged in photographing the families at the Panchayat Union Middle School in Chennasamudram, said that out of 600 families allotted to her team, more than 200 were covered till 11.30 a.m. on Tuesday.

She hoped to complete the task on Wednesday.

The following is the break-up of the number of families to be covered in various villages of Walajapet block during the first phase of the session :

Sumaithangi – 685; Sathambakkam – 502; Sengadu – 1,147; Thenkadappanthangal – 630; Ammananthangal – 1,016; Kadapperi – 1,115; Gudimallur – 463; Ammoor – 3,096; Chennasamudram – 794; Thirupparkadal – 545; Thirumalaicheri – 309; Padiyambakkam – 663; Bagaveli – 340; Katteri – 219; Poondi – 679; Valluvambakkam – 835; Vannivedu – 2,286; Ananthalai – 1,504; Musiri – 345; Kalmelkuppam – 1,290.

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