Tamil Nadu Govt allots Rs 204 crore for 'Thaaliku Thangam' scheme

Posted on:24 Sep 2016 09:37:03
Tamil Nadu Govt allots Rs 204 crore for 'Thaaliku Thangam' scheme
24 September 2016 Current Affairs: Tamil Nadu government has allotted Rs 204 crore towards the implementation of enhanced gold scheme under a marriage assistance programme. 

Rs 204 crore has been allotted for 'Thaaliku Thangam' (Gold for Mangalsutra) scheme for the year 2016-17 to benefit 12,500 women.

The scheme involves providing marriage assistance and gold for daughters of poor parents and widows among others to make 'thaali.' 

Assistance of Rs 25,000 for beneficiaries who have passed Class X and Rs 50,000 to those with an undergraduate degree or diploma is also given as part of the scheme. 

While 12,500 women who had applied for the scheme after May 23, 2016 will be provided with 8 gm of gold this year, about 1.4 lakh others who had applied earlier will be provided with 4 gm.

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