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Stalin launches India's first Rs 1,000 per month scheme for woman heads of families

Stalin launches India's first Rs 1,000 per month scheme for woman heads of families

Chennai, Sep 15 (UNI) In a first of its kind initiative in the country, Tamil Nadu
Chief Minister M.K.Stalin launched the pioneering Rs 1,000 per month scheme
for woman heads of families on Friday.
This Kalaignar Magalir Urimai Thogai (KMUT) is one of the flagship schemes
of the DMK government that will be a game changer in the socio-economic
lives of women in the State.
About 1.06 crore women were identified as eligible beneficiaries under the
Kalaignar Magalir Urimai Thogai (women’s basic income) scheme, which
was launched by Mr Stalin in Kancheepuram on the occasion of the birth
anniversary of former Chief Minister and DMK Stalwart C.N.Annadurai.
Kancheepuram is also the birth place of the late DMK Founder C.N.Annadurai,
popularly called as 'Anna' (elder brother) where Mr Stalin will launch this unique
scheme named after DMK Patriarch and late CM M.Karunanidhi.
After paying floral tributes to Anna, the Chief Minister launched the scheme
by distributing the first ATM card to Devi Sampath, a beneficiary of the KMUT
Mr Stalin said Rs 12,000 crore will be allotted for the scheme annually.
A total of 1.63 crore applications were received, of which 1,06,50,000 have
been short-listed as beneficiaries under the scheme.
Mr Stalin said a historic leap was made it was a ground breaking initiative.
He said the scheme, which will benefit 1.06 crore women, will reshape
women's welfare in India and will inspire many other states.
Mr Stalin said "Tamil Nadu took a historic leap with the Kalaignar Magalir
Urimai Scheme, offering Rs 1000 monthly assistance to 1,06,50,000
women family heads."
"A groundbreaking initiative reshaping women's welfare in India, which is
set to inspire many other states", he said.
“All eligible women will have Rs 1,000 credited into their bank accounts
from today", he said, adding, the amount will subsequently be directly
credited into the bank accounts of these eligible women every month.
He also said ATM cards would be issued in certain numbers initially and
will have to be issued to all. But all those selected for the scheme would
be provided with the amount today itself instead of waiting for the ATM
The government will ensure that there will be no problem for the women
beneficiaries in withdrawing the cash,” Mr. Stalin said.

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