Odisha CM launches distribution of livelihood assistance


Bhubaneswar, December 22: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday launched distribution of livelihood assistance of Rs 1,000 to each beneficiary covered under Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY), National Food Security Act (NFSA) and State Food Security Scheme (SFSS).

About 96 lakh families in the State will be benefited from it. The State Government will spend Rs 960 crore from its own resources for this purpose, said Patnaik.

The Chief Minister directed the officials to complete the distribution process in seven days. The State Government has yesterday released Rs 350 crore to all the 30 districts for the purpose.

Yesterday, the Chief Minister had also announced house repairing assistance of Rs 3,000 for those, who have availed houses under the State schemes and Rs 5,000 for those who are waiting to get a house under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. About 30 lakh families will be benefited and the State government will bear an additional cost of Rs 1,444 crore for the same.

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