Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa had reduced the alchohol sale timings. After a taking an oath as a Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, CM’s first order was to shut 500 of the state’s liquor shops and also reduce the timings of liquor shops by two hours. Now Liquor shops will be open between 12 noon to 10 PM while earlier it was opened from 10 AM to 10 PM.
All Tasmac shops in the state will work only 10 hours instead of 12 hours. Jayalalithaa also signed five welfare schemes as promised in the AIADMK manifesto. There 500 Tasmac shops will be closed in state. There are 6,720 liquor shops in the state at the present. Once 500 shops are closed, the number will come down to 6,220.
The Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa signed on to waive farm loans pending as of 31st March 2016. A State Government statement said that, “All types of loans taken by small and medium farmers from banks, cooperative banks, loans taken on crops, short and long term loans will be waived. This will cost the government’s exchequer Rs 5,780 crore.”
Under the wedding assistance scheme for the poor the government will now provide 8 g gold to the brides, apart from the ongoing cash assistance of Rs 50,000 to brides with graduate degree or diploma and ₹ 25,000 for others. Previously, the scheme provided for 4g gold for making `mangalsutra’.
The CM signed an order to waive farm loans pending as of 31st March 2016. An official press release said that, “All types of loans taken by small and medium farmers from banks, cooperative banks, loans taken on crops, short and long term loans will be waived. This will cost Rs 5,780 crore for the government’s exchequer.”
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