The Government of Tamil Nadu has announced to provide 5 free goats each to 38 thousand women to turn helpless women into entrepreneurs.
The Government of Tamil Nadu has set aside Rs. 75 crore and Rs. The Government of Tamil Nadu has allocated funds to purchase one lakh 94 thousand goats as five goats each for 38 thousand destitute women in Tamil Nadu.
The government has said that at least 30% of the beneficiaries should belong to the SC and ST category, landless agricultural workers should be given priority in the scheme and unsupported women should be below 60 years of age and the beneficiaries should not already own goats and cows.
The government has directed to set up a committee headed by the Deputy Director of Animal Husbandry to select the eligible beneficiaries and monitor its proper distribution.
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