11 May 2019
Bhubaneswar: Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Bishnupada Sethi wrote to Khurda Collector today to ensure that families living in various slums of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) can now avail Chief Minister's special relief package even if they do not possess ration card.
"The Government is pleased to extend the Garuitous Relief to the families in slums, who do not possess card under NFSA/ SFSS," the letter stated.
The decision was taken after several slum-dwellers complained and wrote to the higher authorities over disbursement of relief to only those who possessed ration cards under the National Food Security Act or State Food Security Scheme.
As per the package, people can get Rs 2,000 monetary assistance, Rs 500 for polythene and 50 Kg rice in the aftermath of Cyclone FANI.