Speaking to reporters in Puducherry, he said that the rice would be available every month through ration shops.
    
He said that his government had evolved several welfare schemes and would implement them without room for any setback.
     
Rangasamy said that students selected under government quota for courses in MBBS and Engineering in private professional colleges would be handed financial aid under 'Perunthalaivar Kamarajar Educational Assistance scheme' from Thursday.
    
Students who joined the courses in 2011-12 and 2012-13 would be first covered and Rs 21 crore would be distributed under the scheme.
    
He said that Scheduled Castes families would be given Rs four lakh subsidy to help them convert huts to concrete houses and those from the Backward Community would get Rs two lakh under the Perunthalaivar Kamarajar Centenary Housing subsidy scheme.
    
A total of 170 teachers would be posted in primary schools to fill vacancies. Recruitment of home guard personnel, women constables and constables for the India Reserve Battalion (a subsidiary police force in Puducherry) would commence soon.

(Agencies)

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