03
Dec
2019

Odisha to give ₹2,770 cr. assistance to Titli victims

first_imgThe Odisha government on Monday approved damage assistance to the tune of ₹2,770 crore for districts hit by Cyclone Titli and subsequent floods earlier this month. “A sum of ₹375 crore has been earmarked for worst-affected Ganjam, Gajapati and Rayagada districts,” said Special Relief Commissioner B.P. Sethi. He said the District Collectors have already been given ₹102 crore for provision of first instalment of Gratuitous Relief. The remaining amount will be transferred to the bank accounts of the affected persons. The State government has sanctioned ₹27 crore for the Energy Department to undertake restoration activities, and ₹20 crore to the Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare Department towards relief materials. An amount of ₹624 crore has been earmarked for the Panchayati Raj Department, Mr. Sethi said. He said the BJD government will also focus on the four adjoining districts — Boudh, Nayagarh, Dhenkanal and Kandhamal — hit by the cyclone and flood.last_img

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