TN Budget: Finally, DMK govt announces to implement scheme of Rs 1000 monthly assistance for women heads!

MK Stalin-led DMK government has finally announced to implement its long-pending poll promise of providing Rs 1000 assistance to women heads in the state. It was one of the key promises that the party made during the 2021-assembly election run and the Stalin administration has been under scrutiny for not introducing scheme after coming to power. 

Stalin administration, which is close to mark its second year in power, had been dodging a bullet for a long time by managing to assert that the scheme will be introduced soon. The government cited the growing financial difficulties for not pursuing the scheme that would vacate thousands of crore from the coffers. Often called one of the landmark promises of MK Stalin, the scheme, after being rusted on the table for long time, is now getting life. 

As Chief Minister MK Stalin assured that the scheme of providing Rs 1000 per month assistance for women heads will be announced in March, his administration has this time fulfilled his assurance as the announcement of implementing the scheme is here. On Monday- March 20, Tamil Nadu Finance Minister Palanivel Thiaga Rajan presented the budget for 2023-24 for the state in which he made an announcement about introducing the scheme. 

The announcement about the scheme was expected in the budget and speaking about the scheme, Thiaga Rajan said that the scheme of providing Rs 1000 per month assistance for women heads will be implemented in September 2023. It will be unveiled on September 15, 2023, on the occasion of DMK's founder and former Chief Minister CN Annadurai's birth anniversary, by Chief Minister MK Stalin. 

The finance minister further announced that Rs 7000 crore will be allotted for the scheme, adding that the eligibility criteria and protocols to avail the scheme will be announced soon. In his third budget, Thiaga Rajan has made crucial annoucements and allocations to greatly enhance the corridors of infrastructure, education, road connectivity, sports, welfare schemes, and health and family welfare.