Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin on Friday said in an order that his government would bear the expense of Covid patients in private hospitals. The newly-sworn in CM also issued an order sanctioning Rs 2,000 each to the state's 2.07 crore rice cardholders.
An official statement said, "The Chief Minister had signed an order to extend Rs 2,000 each to 2.07 crore rice cardholders at an expenditure of Rs 4,153.39 crore."
He also reduced the price for the Aavin, the public sector milk brand, by Rs 3 per litre and passed an order permitting women to travel in ordinary town buses free of cost.
"The government will bear the additional expenditure of Rs 1,200 crore as subsidy to the transport corporations," the statement read.
A new department called the "Chief Minister in your constituency" has been constituted, to which an IAS officer shall be posted daily.