TN Govt's Rs 2000 poverty alleviation aid form meant for poor people, distributed in posh societies
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TN Govt’s Rs 2000 poverty alleviation aid form meant for poor people, distributed in posh societies

Earlier this week on Monday, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister ‘Special financial assistance’ of Rs 2,000 for around 60 lakh families across the State who live below the poverty line (BPL), who have been affected by Cyclone Gaja and the drought situation prevailing due to the recent monsoon failure. However, residents and home owners in posh localities of Chennai have reportedly received the forms meant for the government scheme targeting BPL families.

According to a report in TNM, Mahendran, a resident of an apartment complex in Chennai’s Pallikarnai, was completely taken aback on Friday when he saw On the table of the association office stood a bunch of forms to be filled by residents to receive Rs 2000 each from the government, as part of a poverty alleviation scheme meant for families below the poverty line.

As quoted by the publication, Mahendran told that he and his family has many flats across the city and they earn a handsome amount from each.

“The basic rent for even a one-bedroom house here is Rs 10,000. So, I did not understand why any of us are even eligible to fill out this form meant for BPL families,” said Mahendran, adding that, “The instruction was that if you fill the form and submit it with your Aadhaar details, the money gets automatically credited to your bank account.”

As per the reports, the 41-year-old software professional Mahendran is not the first one. Reportedly many posh societies received the forms which should have actually reached to the targeted group.

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