Starting today, a series of special camps spanning three days are being held across Tamil Nadu. These camps are intended for individuals who missed applying for the kalaignar Women`s Entitlement Scheme, as well as women from families receiving old age pensions and differently-abled allowances.
The DMK, in its election manifesto during the 2021 Legislative Assembly general elections, pledged to provide a monthly allowance of Rs. 1,000 to women heading families. To realize this commitment, a budget of Rs. 7,000 crore has been allocated, earmarking Rs. 1,000 per month for one crore girls in Tamil Nadu. The launch of the kalaignar Women`s Entitlement Scheme is scheduled for September 15, coinciding with Anna`s birthday, as announced by Chief Minister Stalin.
Consequently, special camps have commenced today to facilitate the application registration for artist women`s entitlement amount. These camps will span three days and extend to Sunday, August 20. In Chennai, 1,428 fair price shops within the corporation have organized special camps. Operating from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM and from 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM, these camps aim to streamline the registration process.
The locations of these special camps in other regions have been communicated through notifications posted in respective Fair Price Shops. Individuals are encouraged to approach Fair Price Shop staff for camp details and proceed to the designated venues for application registration.
Applicants attending these camps are advised to bring their Aadhaar card, family card, electricity bill receipt, and bank passbook for verification purposes. However, income certificates and property details are not required.
This initiative reflects the government`s commitment to enhancing social support and empowerment for women in Tamil Nadu.