Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced a special Covid assistance package to the tune of Rs 1690.46 crore for weaker section including landless farmers, construction workers, people living below poverty line, primitive groups and MGNREGA workers.
Announcing the package, Naveen said that people from all sections of life have been badly affected by the pandemic. The poor people, the weaker section, however are the worst affected losing their daily earnings
“Due to the secondly wave of Covid-19, the state has remained under lockdown for last two months which has suvsequently broken backbone of the poor people. So to help them the government has come up with this special assistance,” said Patnaik.