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Tamil Nadu Government Launched New Schemes to Improve the Plight of Poor

India Current Affairs 2011. Tamil Nadu government launched four schemes in Tiruvallur district on the 102nd birth anniversary of the former Chief Minister CN Annadurai

Sep 15, 2011 16:21 IST

Tamil Nadu government on 14 September 2011 launched four schemes in Tiruvallur district on the 102nd birth anniversary of the former Chief Minister CN Annadurai.  The schemes are, free distribution of laptops, cattle and wet grinders-food mixies and electric table fans. The schemes are aimed at addressing different requirements of a huge section of the population of the State. Milch cows and goats/sheep are meant for the poor in rural areas; laptops for higher secondary and college students and wet grinders-food mixies-electric table fans for 1.85 crore families who draw rice through the Public Distribution System. 


For these schemes alone, the government has allocated a total of 2353 crore rupees in 2011. The allocations for the distribution of milch cows and goats/sheep are 56 crore rupees and 135 crore rupees respectively. The government has earmarked 912 crore rupees for the laptop scheme and 1250 crore rupees for the consumer durables (wet grinders-food mixies-electric table fans) scheme. The orders for these two schemes were issued on 3June 2011 by the Special Programme Implementation Department.


The laptops scheme has been designed to bridge the digital divide between students of the lower strata of society and those of affluent sections; to provide the poor students equal opportunity; and to develop their skills, besides improving human resources in harmony with the Millennium Development Goals.