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Odisha CM announces pensions for 3 lakh more needy people

Bhubaneswar, July 2: Reaffirming the commitment to ‘Social Security For All’, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday announced expansion of pension schemes under which 3 lakh more needy people will be included in the State.

“I have directed completion of identification and enlisting of beneficiaries by August 15. My Government will spend Rs 115 crore from its own resources for the purpose,” said Patnaik.

Pension schemes are now providing social security cover to 40 lakh beneficiaries in the State.
CM Naveen Patnaik announces expansion of pension scheme at Secretariat. 
“It is our avowed mission to ensure that every deserving and eligible person from elderly, widows to persons with disabilities are accorded their Right to life and dignity with due social security cover,” said Patnaik.

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