Financial aid distribution among ration card holders begins in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Distribution of financial aid among the beneficiaries of National Food Security Act (NFSA) and State Food Security Scheme (SFSS) for lockdown began today in Odisha.

The State Government will provide Rs 1000 each to 94 lakh ration card holder families. An amount of Rs 940 crore will be spent for this purpose.

This apart, ration for three months will be given to them in advance. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had made an announcement in this regard while announcing a package of Rs 2200 crore to provide assistance to the people of the state amid countrywide lockdown for coronavirus outbreak.

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