Tamil Nadu’s Chief Minister, M K Stalin, has taken a significant step towards empowering women financially by inaugurating registration camps on 24th July. The objective of these camps is to facilitate the enrollment process for the state’s Rs. 1,000 monthly assistance scheme, known as the Kalaignar Magalir Urimai Thittam. This prominent socio-economic welfare initiative, set to be launched on 15th September 2023 under the Department of Social Welfare and Women Empowerment, aims to uplift women’s economic status and improve their quality of life.
A total of 35,923 camps are planned to be conducted throughout the state to streamline the registration process. The first phase, covering 2,21,484 ration card holders in Dharmapuri district, will run from July 24th to August 4th. The second phase, encompassing 2,47,111 ration card holders, will be conducted from 5th August to 16th August.
To be eligible for the scheme, applicants must fulfill certain criteria:
- Residency in Tamil Nadu
- Age above 21 years
- Annual family income not exceeding Rs. 2,50,000
- Land holding of the applicant’s family should not exceed 5 acres of wetland
- Annual electricity consumption of the applicant’s family should be below 3600 units
To register for the scheme, applicants should provide the following documents at the registration camps:
- Domicile or residence proof of Tamil Nadu
- Passport size photographs
- Ration card
- Aadhar card
- Electricity bill
- Mobile number
- Bank account details
Eligible beneficiaries can register themselves at the registration camps organized by CM M K Stalin from 24th July to 4th August. The Kalaignar Magalir Urimai Thittam scheme is poised to make a significant impact on women’s financial empowerment and their overall socio-economic well-being.