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Pongal Rs 1000 cash, gift hamper scheme flagged off in TN

Even as the Pongul festival is slated to be celebrated in mid-January 2020, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Friday flagged off the Pongul cash gift of Rs 1,000 and gift hamper to for all ration card holders eligible to get rice under the public distribution system.

The gift hamper consists of rice and sugar – one kg each- sugarcane piece, five grams of cardamom, 20 gram each of cashew nuts and dry grapes, the government said in a statement.

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