Kerala Government would distribute free Onam kits to all tribal families on the occasion of the state's harvest festival 'Onam', Minister for welfare of SC/ST communities, A K Balan said today. Around 1.55 lakh families in the state would be benefitted, he told the assembly during question hour today. The kit would contain provisios worth Rs 600. Besides this, those above 60 years would be presented with new clothes (Onam kodi), he said. Around 51,496 persons belonging to the tribal communities will be benefitted, the minister said. The state-level inauguration of distribution of Onam kits will be held at Idukki. Kerala's Onam festival will be celebrated in the first week of September.
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