Free saris distribution to be completed by March 15

Special Correspondent

CHENNAI: The State Government on Friday announced the following procedures to streamline the distribution of free dhotis and saris.

The distribution will begin on Pongal Day (January 14) and will be completed by March 15.

First phase

In the first phase, the distribution will begin in rural areas of all districts except Chennai on January 14. In urban areas of the districts and in Chennai it will start on February 1. In the eight flood affected districts where free saris and dhotis were distributed recently, those in the unaffected areas will be covered first, according to an official release.

Collectors will give instruction to the lower level officials regarding the distribution. About 3.28 crore people will be given free saris and dhotis this year, the release added.

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