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Sep 17, 2020
8:36AM

Tamil Nadu Govt allocates over Rs. 9,000 crore for fighting Covid-19 pandemic

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Tamil Nadu Government has made an allocation of more than Rs. 9,000 crore for fighting the Covid-19 pandemic in the state.
 
Meanwhile, the active caseload remained under 50,000 for the eighth consecutive day on Wednesday.
 
AIR correspondent reports, the Tamil Nadu government has made a provision of Rs. 9,027 crore for the Covid-19 control, prevention and relief activities.
 
It has been made in the first supplementary estimates, presented by the Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam in the Assembly on Wednesday.
 
He termed the year as unusual due to the onset of the pandemic, throwing challenges to the financial system as well.
 
The allocation includes Rs. 3359 crore to provide for the expenditure incurred on the free commodities given through the public distribution system during the lockdown.
 
For the cash assistance given to the ration card holders and various unorganised sector labour welfare board members, a sum of Rs. 3169 crore has been sanctioned.
 
The disease control and prevention measures have taken 1050 crore, while the drugs and RT-PCR test kits Rs. 1109 crore.

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