MHA releases Rs 500 crore relief fund to Odisha within 24 hours of PM’s announcement

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MHA releases Rs 500 crore relief fund to Odisha within 24 hours of PM’s announcement


BHUBANESWAR:

The Ministry of Home Affairs

has released financial assistance worth Rs 500 crore to Odisha for the relief and

rescue operations

in the

cyclone Amphan

affected areas in the State.

Additional Chief Secretary, Special Relief Organisation, Government of Odisha on Saturday said that the MHA released the assistance to the state government within 24 hours of the announcement by PM Narendra Modi who had undertaken an aerial survey of the damage caused by the cyclone Amphan.

“MHA released Rs 500Crore to Odisha Govt in less than 24hours of Hon’ble PM @PMOIndia @narendramodi announcement in Bhubaneswar 4 #CycloneAmaphan,” Jena tweeted.

Cyclone Amphan made landfall in coastal regions of Odisha and West Bengal on May 20, killing more than 100 and leaving thousands affected.

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