Tamil Nadu’s Historic Social Welfare Initiative: Kalaignar Magalir Urimai Thogai Thittam

In a momentous development, the Tamil Nadu government is gearing up to introduce the Kalaignar Magalir Urimai Thogai Thittam, marking a historic step in social welfare. This ambitious initiative seeks to extend monthly financial support to more than 1.06 crore qualified women who shoulder the responsibilities of their households.

Under this program, eligible recipients will receive a monthly grant of Rs 1,000, which will be seamlessly deposited directly into their bank accounts. To facilitate convenient access to these funds, ATM cards will be provided to the eligible women, allowing them to withdraw the allotted amount as needed.

Chief Minister M K Stalin made the official announcement of this momentous undertaking on September 11, emphasizing the program’s core features of direct fund transfers and the issuance of ATM cards. The launch of the scheme is scheduled for September 15, coinciding with the birth anniversary of former Chief Minister C N Annadurai.

During a virtual review of the program, Chief Minister M K Stalin underscored the importance of efficient implementation. He instructed Chief Secretary Shiv Das Meena to guide district collectors in closely overseeing the execution of the Kalaignar Magalir Urimai Thogai Thittam to ensure its effective delivery to the intended recipients.

To keep beneficiaries well-informed and up-to-date about the scheme, the government will employ SMS notifications, ensuring that eligible women receive timely information about the program and any pertinent updates.

Out of the approximately 1.63 crore applications received for the scheme, a total of 1.06 crore have been approved, as confirmed by the chief minister. This reflects the significant outreach and impact of the Kalaignar Magalir Urimai Thogai Thittam in providing vital support to women leading their families across Tamil Nadu.