Odisha announces Rs 5 crore assistance to rain-hit Himachal Pradesh

Nation Odisha

Bhubaneswar, September 2: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday announced an assistance of Rs 5 Clcrore for Himachal Pradesh.

The State has recently been ravaged by incessant rains causing massive loss of life and property. The assistance will be given from Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF).

Writing a letter to Himachal Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu, CM Patnaik has expressed concern over the distress of the people and loss of property following incessant rains and massive floods.

“My Government and the people of Odisha stand firmly by the people of Himachal at this hour of crisis,” said the Chief Minister in the letter.

The money will be utilised for repair and restoration in the State of Himachal Pradesh.

The State Governments of Rajasthan (Rs 15 crore), Chhattisgarh (Rs 11 crore) and Tamil Nadu (Rs 10 crore) had announced financial assistance to Himachal Pradesh.

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