Vallalar biodiverse shelter

  • The State government launched “Vallalar biodiverse shelter (Vallalar Palluyir Kaapagam)” scheme for the protection of stray and deserted animals.
  • The scheme is launched to commemorate the 200th birth anniversary of Vallalar.


  • Financial assistance for providing food and medicine to stray, deserted and injured animals
  • For undertaking animal birth control/rabies vaccine programmes for stray dogs
  • To provide emergency medical care for sick animals and procurement of ambulances for animals


Chennai’s First International Book Fair

  • It is organised by the Directorate of Public Libraries, Tamil Nadu Text Book and Educational Services Corporation and Booksellers and Publishers Association of South India (BAPASI).
  • Objective: It aims for knowledge transfer and to share Tamil literature with other languages across the world 

Global translation grant

  • The Tamil Nadu government unveiled its global translation grant programme, as a part of the fair.
  • A non-Tamil publisher from any country or Indian state, can apply for funding to translate a work of fiction or nonfiction from Tamilth
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