Bhubaneswar:1/4/20:Chief Spokesperson of Odisha on COVID-19, Subroto Bagchi, today briefed the press about steps taken by the State Government for prevention of COVID-19.
Addressing the presser here, Bagchi said: “On the auspicious occasion of ‘Odisha Day’ Hon’ble Chief Minister Sri Naveen Patnaik has extended his best wishes to the people of the State. He has offered rich tributes to the great personalities who made the dream of separate Statehood for Odisha a reality and contributed to enrich Odia Language, Literature and Culture. Hon’ble Chief Minister also said that Odisha has created its own independent identity in the field of all round development. Similarly, Odisha has become a leading State in disaster management with the cooperation of people of the State. Hon’ble Chief Minister has hoped that we shall definitely win this battle against COVID-19.”
Bagchi said: “Nearly 400 SHGs are engaged in manufacturing of masks and they are producing 50,000 masks per day. Around 500 SHGs have set up dry ration, vegetable and fruit shops across the State with the help of the District Administration. The SHGs are entrusted with the responsibility of managing free kitchens in every Gram Panchayats.
Hon’ble Chief Minister Sri Naveen Patnaik has expressed his heartfelt thanks and gratitude to all the members of Mission Shakti Self Help Groups for their selfless support during the COVID-19 outbreak,” he added