November 4, 2015
Tamil Nadu is the only state in the entire country to allot maximum fund for the Social Safety Scheme, Revenue Minister R.B. Udayakumar said on Wednesday.
Speaking at the training camp held for the revenue officials of 9 districts at the District Collectorate, Udayakumar lauded the state government’s initiative to allot as much as Rs.4200 Crores.
“The previous government had allotted only Rs.1200 crore and gave Rs.500 to each beneficiary. But, the present government is giving as much as Rs.1000 to every beneficiary,” he added. Udayakumar alleged that even nearby states like Kerala and Karnataka only give Rs.200 to Rs.500 and the Centre provides up to Rs.500 for the beneficiaries.
On the welfare funds of the government, Udayakumar said that the aim of the state government is not to miss any deserving beneficiary, adding that all the voters in the state have been covered by one welfare scheme or the other. “There were many loopholes in the state government’s fund during the DMK rule, and many deserving people missed out on the funds. But all problems have been sorted out in this regime,” said Udayakumar.
About the training camp, he said that similar camps were conducted before in Madurai, Trichy, and Chennai for the benefit of all the officials in the state.
S.P. Velumani, Minister for Municipal Administration and Urban Development, and District Collector Archana Patnaik also attended the function.