Loan disbursed

A sum of Rs. 2 crore was distributed to 55 women self-help groups during a mega loan mela held here on Wednesday. Organised by the Mahalir Thittam, under the National Urban Livelihoods Mission, SHGs that were started six months ago were provided loans by various banks during the camp. Officials said that so far 1,925 SHGs were provided loan to the tune of Rs. 72.34 crore.

Tobacco products seized

Officials of the Department of Food Safety and Drug Administration raided a godown at Villarasampatti in the city and seized 610 kg of banned gutka items, worth Rs. 7 lakh, here on Wednesday. Based on a tip-off, a team inspected the godown and found the gutka items stocked there. Inquiries revealed that the godown belonged to a shopowner in Kongalamman Street.

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