Tamil Nadu government has announced to launch a new scheme named Magalir Urimai Thogai Thittam. In this scheme, the Tamilnadu state govt. will provide Rs. 1000 per month to every women head of family. The announcement regarding Tamil Nadu Government 1000 rupees scheme has been made in the TN Budget Speech 2023-24. Read this article till the end to check complete details of the new TN 1,000 rupees women scheme.

Magalir Urimai Thogai Thittam Scheme in Tamil Nadu Budget 2023-24

Finance minister delivered Tamil Nadu Budget Speech on 20 March 2023. In the Tamilnadu Budget 2023-24, FM said "The monthly honorarium of ₹1,000 for women family heads would be provided from next financial year, announces Tamil Nadu Finance Minister during his Budget speech at the Legislative Assembly. This would be provided for those meeting criteria. The scheme will be launched by Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on September 15. This women's entitlement amount was DMK’s key poll promise. The guidelines for the Magalir Urimai Thogai scheme will be released soon. Allocation of ₹7000 crore has been made for the scheme.".
Tamil Nadu government will implement the ruling party DMK`s poll promise of Rs 1,000 per month assistance to the women heads of eligible households from this September onwards, and a sum of Rs 7,000 crore has been allocated in the state budget for FY24.

Overview of Tamil Nadu Government 1000 Rupees Scheme for Women

Name of SchemeMagalir Urimai Thogai Thittam
StateTamil Nadu
Date of Announcement20 March 2023 by Finance Minister, while presenting TN Budget 2023-24
Budgetary AllocationRs. 7000 crore
BeneficiaryWomen head of families
ObjectiveRs. 1000 per month to women beneficiaries
Number of beneficiariesAround 1 crore
Launch Date15 September 2023

About Tamilnadu Rs. 1,000 Scheme

DMK govt. is going to start providing Magalir Urimai Thogai (Women's entitlement amount) of Rs 1,000 to women heads of eligible households from September 15. The state govt. is planning slight revision of monthly social security pension of Rs. 1,000 to various categories, including the elderly, disabled, widows, deserted/destitute and unmarried women, to benefit a larger number of women. The state has 2. 23 crore PDS cardholders.

Tamil nadu government would soon release the operational guidelines for the entitlement scheme, spelling out the eligibility criteria for women, who can avail the benefits. FM said "Women heads of families who have been affected adversely by the steep increase in cooking gas price by the Union government and the overall price rise, will be greatly benefitted by this scheme". An allotment of ₹7,000 crore for the scheme would be a game-changer in the socioeconomic life of women.

The data-driven governance of the DMK to ensure that the government schemes reach the intended beneficiaries, is now relying on the special programme implementation department and the Tamil Nadu e-governance agency to narrow down on the beneficiaries. The preliminary work has started to identify the beneficiaries, ruling out sections like IncomeTax payees, government staff, social security pensioners and vehicle owners. Aadhar-based governance comes in handy for the government.

"The guidelines will be decided by the direct supervision of the chief minister. He announces schemes with an objective to support the needy and realises the huge expectation of women, who have been inquiring about it. It is one of the happiest days for women," Social welfare and women empowerment minister said.

Data is taken from https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/tamil-nadu-budget-2023-updates/article66640670.ece