Odisha CM sanctions Rs 67.52 lakh for stray animals

The CM also sanctioned Rs 15 crore from the CMRF for management of COVID-19 situation in CMC area.

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today sanctioned an amount of Rs 67.52 lakh from his relief fund for stray animals in urban areas. The money will be used to feed all stray animals during the extended lockdown.

While the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) will spend Rs 20,000 per day, four other municipal corporations can spend Rs 10,000 per day, each . Besides, 48 municipalities can spend Rs 5,000 each and 61 NACs can spend Rs 2,000 thousand each, per day.

Earlier this year, the Chief minister had sanctioned Rs 1.13 crore in two phases for this purpose.

This apart, the CM sanctioned Rs 15 crore from the CMRF for management of COVID-19 situation in Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) area. Earlier, CMC had received Rs 26.71 crore for the purpose.

With this, CMC received a total amount of Rs 41.71 crore for COVID-19 management.

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