Ration-card holders queue outside shops to get Pongal gift

Ration shops across the neighbourhood have been busy hubs since morning as news spread that the state’s Pongal gift – Rs.1000 and a sari/dhoti would be given to all ration card holders.

A gift hamper is also to be given.

The queues at ration shops got bigger as the morning progressed and local police were stationed to manage the crowd.

This photo is of the scene in East Abiramapuram, outside the ration shop.

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