Rs 62 cr released from Odisha CMRF to provide incentives to migrant workers

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government today said it has released Rs 62 crore from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF) as incentives to migrant workers who have successfully completed quarantine, in State-run quarantine centres adhering to prescribed guideline.

11 migrants of Nagaland stranded in Odisha have been sent to Dimapur by bus along with 33 Nagaland persons stranded in Chhattisgarh, in coordination with the governments of Chhattisgarh and Nagaland.

Meanwhile, the Odisha State Cooperative Bank released Rs 2649 crore as credit assistance to the farmers for resumption of agriculture activities. The Odisha government declared credit assistance to the tune of Rs 9000 crore as crop loan in Kharif to the farmers affected by COVID-19 situation. 1771 MT of Moong and Groundnuts worth Rs 10.49 crore have been procured so far from the farmers under Price Support System. More than 15,900 farmers have registered their names for this purpose.

As the Anganwadi Centres are closed during COVID-19, dry ration in lieu of cooked food being apportioned are distributed house to house across different districts of Odisha on 1st of the month, designated fixed day of distribution, among pregnant, lactating mothers and children.

From June 1 morning to June 2 morning, 18 no of cases have been registered by the Odisha Police in the state for violation of different regulations and guidelines related to COVID-19. Of them 14 cases are for violation of lock down, two cases for violation of home quarantine, one case for rumour mongering and one case related to other issues. 16 persons have been arrested by police for different violations.

A total of 1,59,567 samples have been tested in the State up to midnight of June 1. Number of positive cases – 2245. 1325 persons have already recovered/discharged. No of death case 7. No of active cases is 911. 1305 persons are in hospital isolation.

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