Chief Minister MK Stalin has announced on Wednesday that Rs 4,000 will again be distributed to all ration card holders of Tamil Nadu along with 15 kg of rice.
Stalin said, an amount of Rs 341 cores has been allocated for providing immediate assistance to people during the pandemic.
Free food kits to all cardholders and additional Rs 5,000 will also be given to the policemen, he said.
Speaking to media, Stalin further said that the state government would take steps to add more people in the health insurance scheme.
The government to begin a new Rs 10 lakh scheme for media people and a Rs 25 lakh insurance scheme for health workers and corporate employees.
Rs 3 lakh will be deposited in the name of children who have their parents due to COVID-19.