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Govt sanctions Rs 6.80 crore aid for five flood affected Odisha districts

Bhubaneswar, Aug 1:  The State Government has released a total of Rs 6.80 crore to five districts for disbursement of house building assistance to the households whose houses were damaged due to the recent floods and heavy rain.

The amount was given to the Collectors of Rayagada, Kalahandi, Nabarangpur, Koraput and Malkangiri districts.

The highest amount of Rs 4.35 crore was given to Rayagada. It was followed by Rs 2.15 crore to Kalahandi, Rs 17 lakh to Nabarangpur, Rs 8 lakh to Koraput and Rs 5 lakh to Malkangiri.

A maximum numbers of 404 houses were fully damaged in Rayagada while in Kalahandi the number was 112.

The amounts were disbursed to the districts on the basis of the preliminary reports submitted to the government by the respective collectors.

The Collectors have been asked to ensure proper enumeration keeping photographs of the damaged houses with the beneficiaries on record and disburse the amount by way of transfer of money to the beneficiaries’ bank accounts.

The Government will also provide for assistance for clothing and utensils to the beneficiaries.

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