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Dates distribution scheme begins in Tiruchi

Tiruchi City Corporation (TCC) has begun a scheme of supplying dates to students of Corporation schools thrice in a year. In order to implement the scheme, it has roped in Tiruchi-based firm, Lion Dates.

Under the arrangement, the company will distribute half a kg packet of seedless dates each to 7,950 students of 74 schools in the city once in three months. The students can take the packets home. It will cost ₹36 lakh to the company and it has come forward to sponsor the dates under its corporate social responsibility scheme.

“Dates is known for its nutritional value ...

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