Chief Minister V Narayanasamy distributed loans worth Rs 1.5 crore each to women and differently-abled people in the union territory, to enable them to launch self-employment projects and petty businesses.
In an official release, Narayanasamy said the loans were given under a scheme of the Puducherry government-owned Corporation for Women and Differently-abled Persons covering 156 persons during the fiscal year 2016-2017.
Welfare Minister M Kandasamy, PWD Minister A Namassivayam, legislators and officials of the Corporation were among those present.
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