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T'gana government to distribute one crore sarees as gift

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

The today said it will distribute over one crore sarees to women as a gift for the upcoming Bhatukamma festival, from tomorrow.

According to an official release the state would spend as much as Rs 222 crore for the scheme.

"Initially the sarees will be distributed to all the women beneficiaries who have white ration card and are 18- years-old. The is spending Rs 222 crore for 1.04 crore sarees. Half of the total sarees have been sourced from within the state," it said.

Remaining sarees have been procured through a nationwide tender, it said adding the distribution will be done between September 18 and 20.

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First Published: Sun, September 17 2017. 19:48 IST