Free gas connections from Pongal

Fulfilling another major election promise, Chief Minister Karunanidhi during his Independence day address at St. George Fort announced that free gas connections and free gas stoves will be given to poor families starting Pongal day on January 14th. During his address Karunanidhi said,

“The poor and downtrodden use firewood and kerosene stoves and women in these households experience hardship while cooking. To ameliorate their suffering and bring relief and happiness to them, arrangements have been proposed for providing free gas connections and also free gas stoves to these poor families”

His Independence day also included a promise to setup Information Technology parks in cities like Madurai, Tiruchi, Coimbatore and Tirunelveli. He also noted that free color TVs are due to be distributed starting September 15th (birth anniversary of Anna Durai) and land distribution scheme would commence on September 17th (birth anniversary of Periyar).

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