Corona crisis: Odisha announces Rs 2200 crore package

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced a package of Rs 2200 crore to provide assistance to the people of the state amid countrywide lockdown for coronavirus outbreak.

The State Government will provide Rs 1000 each to 94 lakh Food Security Act beneficiary families. An amount of Rs 940 crore will be spent in this regard, the CM said. Ration of three months will be given to them in advance, he said.

Similarly, 48 lakh beneficiaries of social welfare schemes in the state will receive allowance of four months in advance and an amount of Rs 932 crore will be spent for the purpose, said Patnaik.

Announcing assistance for construction workers, the CM said Rs 1500 each will be provided to 22 lakh such workers, for which Rs 330 crore will be spent.

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