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According to the GCC, about 45 lakh masks have already been distributed here (Photo: AP)
According to the GCC, about 45 lakh masks have already been distributed here (Photo: AP)

Tamil Nadu launches free mask plan for ration card holders

The initial phase envisages distribution of 4.44 crore reusable masks -bought at a cost of 30.07 crore- to 69.09 lakh families in town panchayats, municipalities and corporations barring the Greater Chennai Corporation

CHENNAI : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami on Monday launched a free mask distribution scheme to benefit over 69 lakh families in the first phase, as part of measures to help fight COVID-19.

Palaniswami gave away the masks to five people at the Secretariat marking the inauguration of the first phase of the scheme, which would witness distribution to beneficiaries through ration shops.

The initial phase envisages distribution of 4.44 crore reusable masks -bought at a cost of 30.07 crore- to 69.09 lakh families in town panchayats, municipalities and corporations barring the Greater Chennai Corporation, an official release said.

According to the GCC, about 45 lakh masks have already been distributed here.

The Chief Minister had recently announced distribution of quality reusable masks to all ration card holders in the state as part of measures to fight the pandemic.

There are 2.08 crore ration cards that covers a total of 6.74 crore individuals, who are part of the families of the card holders and the plan is to distribute two masks for each member of a family.

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