Bhubaneswar:9/5/21: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today sanctioned Rs 60 lakh from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF) for stray animals in distress during the lockdown.
The stray animals and birds are facing a crisis of food amid lockdown triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Taking the situation into consideration the Odisha CM sanctioned the funds which will be directed to 5 municipal corporations, 48 municipalities, and 61 notified area councils.
The money will be utilised by the civic bodies to feed stray animals and birds by engaging NGOs and social organisations.
According to reports, BMC can spend Rs 20,000, CMC, Sambalpur, Berhampur, and Rourkela municipal corporations Rs 10,000, Municipalities Rs 5,000 and NACs Rs 2,000, daily to feed the animals and birds.