Odisha CM Announces More Free Rice For Food Security Beneficiaries, Aid For BMC

Bhubaneswar: In view of surge in COVID-19 cases, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday announced additional benefits for beneficiaries of Food Security Act and financial help for BMC.


As per the chief minister’s announcement, Food Security beneficiaries in the state will get additional 5 kg rice free of cost in May and June. Around 12 lakh beneficiaries will be covered by the decision for which the government will bear the entire financial burden.

Besides, Naveen sanctioned Rs 10 crore to Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) out of Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF) for COVID management in the Capital City.

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