Odisha CM Okays Rs 17.5 Cr Aid For Police Stations


Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday approved additional contingency funds of Rs 17.5 crore for 587 police stations in the state to ensure timely justice to people by police under the government’s Mo Sarkar scheme.

Of the funds, all 44 police stations in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack will get a monthly assistance of Rs 40,000 each. While 142 urban police stations will receive monthly assistance of Rs 30,000 each, the amount will be Rs 20,000 for 351 rural police stations.

Besides, four Mahila police stations, five traffic police stations, 15 railway police stations, four cyber police stations, one Economic Offences Wing (EOW) unit, one Special Task Force (STF) unit and Human Rights Protection Cell (HRPC ) will receive a monthly assistance of Rs 30,000, while 18 marine police stations will receive Rs 20,000 each per month.

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