Tamil Nadu govt announces Rs 1000 each for ration card holders to avoid long queues

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Tuesday announced Rs 1000 each to all ration cardholders to avoid long queues at ration shops, owing to the lockdown in the state. In addition to that, the government also announced to provide free rice, sugar, and other essential commodities on token basis. The announcement comes a day after the state government evoked a statewide lockdown till March 31 on Monday to combat the spread of coronavirus as a precautionary measure and to maintain social distancing among the people. 

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