Odisha CM Announces Immediate Assistance Of 50 Kg Rice, Rs 500 For Flood-Hit Families

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Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday announced relief assistance for the people in the flood-hit districts.

The relief package announced by the CM at a high-level review meeting after an aerial tour of the flood-hit districts is as follows:

—Cooked/dry food will be provided to all the people who have been evacuated for the period they are housed in shelters.

—50 kg of rice and Rs 500 will be provided to all families in the villages which have been severely affected/inundated /marooned due to the current flood.

—One polythene sheet to each deserving household whose house has been damaged.

—House Damage Assistance as per the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) norms. The collectors will take steps for assessment of house damage within 15 days and disburse the assistance in the next 7 days.

—Assistance for clothing and utensils as per SDRF norms.

—Cattle feed assistance to dairy farmers as per SDRF norms.

—Exemption of User Fees for vaccination and treatment of animals in flood-affected areas.

—Free animal checkup camps in affected areas.

For all other affected districts, assistance will be distributed as per SDRF norms.

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