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SC, BPL ration card holders to get cash this Pongal

Press Trust of India  |  Puducherry 

The has said families belonging to the Scheduled Caste community and those living line here would receive instead of garments for the this year.

Each male and female member in the Scheduled caste families would be granted Rs 500 for instead of 'dhotis' and sarees and the amount would be credited under Direct Benefit Transfer scheme in the accounts of the beneficiaries, M Kandasamy said in a press release yesterday.

He also said the Department of Women and Child Development would also credit Rs 750 in the account of each of the differently abled persons instead of garments that were provided along to them ahead of

Besides, those holding red colour ration cards (BPL category) would also be granted Rs 750 and the amount would be deposited in their accounts, the release said.

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First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 13:10 IST