Chennai, Jun 18: The Tamil Nadu government's scheme for supply of free rice to mosques for preparation of gruel during the fasting month of Ramzan has been lauded by a Pakistani Tv channel, which also wants the government there to adopt the scheme, AIADMK claimed today.
"'SAMAA', a Pakistan-based television channel has aired a news about Chief Minister Jayalalithaa's scheme of free rice to make gruel during the holy month of Ramzan and it wanted its government to emulate it," party's mouthpiece 'Dr Namadhu MGR' said in its new edition.
The article said the channel aired the news based on a news-item by a Pakistani news agency.
The Jayalalithaa government provides 4,500 tonnes of rice to the mosques across Tamil Nadu for distributing gruel during Ramzan.
The rice is provided to about 3,000 mosques in the state through the respective district authorities.