Stalin launches Rs 1k monthly assistance scheme for women heads of families

Kancheepuram:┬áThe DMK government’s flagship Rs 1,000 monthly financial assistance scheme for women was rolled out here on Friday by Chief Minister M K Stalin on the birth anniversary of Dravidian icon C N Annadurai.

Stalin launched the scheme here saying it is a recognition of women’s hard work and distributed bank debit cards to several beneficiaries and state ministers rolled out the programme in their districts.

It is a matter of pride that the scheme is launched on the birth anniversary of Anna and during the centenary (2023-24) of Karunanidhi, he said.

The government has identified as many as 1.06 crore women (1,06,50,000) as beneficiaries under the plan and the Rs 1,000 assistance is paid to the beneficiaries through Direct Money Transfer.