September 22, 2016
Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today gave away eight gram gold coins along with financial assistance to five beneficiaries from Chennai and Kanchipuram district, as part of Marriage Assistance Scheme for the year 2016-17. Around 12,500 women would be benefitted through this scheme this year.
As per a poll promise made by her, Jayalalithaa increased the four gram gold being given to women as part of Marriage Assistance Scheme to eight gram, said an official press release.
The Chief Minister presented the coins and the financial assistance to five women from her RK Nagar constituency and Kanchipuram district.
This year alone Rs. 204 crores has been earmarked for gold coins. While 12,500 women who filed their applications forms after May 23 would be given eight grams gold, 1,40,000 women who submitted the applications before that would be presented four grams.
Social Welfare and Nutritious Noon Meal Scheme Minister Dr. V. Saroja, Chief Secretary P. Rama Mohana Rao, Adviser to Tamil Nadu Government Sheela Balakrishnan and other officials were present.