Odisha announces special package for street vendors, poultry farmers affected by Fani

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today announced a special package for street vendors, coconut growers and poultry farmers who are affected by cyclone Fani.

The state government decided to provide assistance to 30, 000 street vendors whose livelihood has been severely affected in 11 urban local bodies (ULBs) due to cyclone Fani. The vendors will be provided a cash assistance of Rs 10, 000 each to support the loss of livelihood.

Similarly, a cash assistance of Rs 200 per damaged coconut tree will be provided to the coconut growers subject to a limit of 25 trees per famer. Earlier, the state government had announced agriculture input subsidy and support for tree plantations and seedlings.

This apart, the state government announced to provide an assistance of 75 percent subsidy to broiler units in cyclone affected areas to revive their units. This subsidy will be limited to Rs One lakh per unit of 500 birds.

As per government sources, the special package will cost about Rs 100 crores which will be met from CMRF and state’s own resources.

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