Orissa to spend Rs 816 cr to repair flood damages

Last Updated: Monday, November 28, 2011 - 15:42

Bhubaneswar: Orissa government has
decided to spend Rs 816.58 crore for restoration of
infrastructure, damaged in two spells of floods in last
September.

To monitor the progress in restoration and
reconstruction activities, special squads have been formed at
state as well as district levels, official sources said on Monday.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik yesterday reviewed the
progress in repair works at a high level meeting where it was
informed that all the affected families have been provided
house-building assistance.

An assistance of Rs 35-39 crore has been given to 1.82
lakh families for this purpose, while Rs 1.39 crore has been
provided for restoration of sandcast land, sources said.

This apart, Rs 22.83 crore assistance has been
provided to farmers as agriculture input subsidy. The Chief
Minister had directed that input subsidy of Rs 60.53 crore
should be provided to the affected farmers by December 15.

The meeting also reviewed the implementation of the
government decision to provide one month additional pension to
elderly people, widow and physically challenged persons of the
flood-affected areas.

This will benefit 5,68,542 people and the entire
money of Rs 11.37 crore will be given from the Chief
Minister`s Relief Fund (CMRF).

The officials were asked to complete the disbursement
process by December 15.

PTI



First Published: Monday, November 28, 2011 - 15:42

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