Food security provided to all workers returning to Odisha : CM

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Bhubaneswar: Food security provided to all workers returning to Odisha CM told today . Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has stressed the importance of ensuring that all eligible workers returning to Odisha are not deprived of food security. Chief Minister Shri Patnaik has directed the observers to ensure that these workers and their families do not face any difficulties in getting food, whether they have NFSA / SFSA ration cards or not. The Chief Minister today discussed the situation with senior officials in charge of various district supervisors for the control of Covid-19 infectious diseases through video conferencing.

Food security provided to all workers returning to Odisha

The Chief Minister said that now the responsibility of controlling Kovid-19 is the main responsibility of senior officials. This is not an additional responsibility. The Chief Minister has therefore advised the observers to take special care of this.
The Chief Minister has advised to be prepared for the situation in view of the next 8 to 10 days scenario. The Chief Minister stressed the need to develop more facilities for this at the gram panchayat level. The Chief Minister also advised observers to prioritize quarantine and other facilities at the gram panchayat level for workers returning to Odisha.
The Chief Minister also directed the NRIGS to double the number of 5 lakh human days created by it and increase the number of lakhs of human lives per day by next week. The chief minister also urged the forest department to immediately start work-based work and pay special attention to the livelihoods of the central government employees.

All of the staff involved in the Covid-16 operation are combatants. Therefore, the Chief Minister has announced Rs 50 lakh as compassionate assistance to all, starting with doctors, health workers, police, Asha workers, Anganwadi workers and other employees. The Chief Minister also emphasized the need to create awareness among the staff concerned.

Many workers from outside the state are expected to return in the coming days. With this in mind, he suggested that steps be taken to ensure that large quantities of samples can be tested as soon as possible. He encouraged ordinary people as well to take part in solving this great task: “One of the things you and other people can do is keep up the pressure … there are going to be some difficult decisions for government”.

In a video message to the Chief Minister, Chief Secretary Asit Kumar Tripathi, Development Commissioner, Director General of Police Abhay, Agriculture Production Commissioner in the Department of Health, Department of Agriculture (5-T) VK Pandian and other districts were present.

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