Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announces Rs 146 crore winter aid for needy
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The Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has announced a winter assistance of Rs 146 crore to the needy to protect themselves from the coming winter.
Nearly 48 lakh beneficiaries of the Madhu Babu Pension Yojana and National Pension System will get Rs 300 each to buy blankets. The government will credit the amount into the beneficiaries account by 1 December 2022.
Madhu Babu Pension Yojana is a social security scheme launched by the Odisha government in 2008. Under the scheme Old and aged persons of 60 years of age and above, widows, Persons affected by Hansen’s diseases/ Leprosy with visible signs of deformity irrespective of age, unmarried women over thirty years of age ,Persons with Disabilities & AIDs patients are provided Rs 300 per month.
The State of Orissa was founded on 1 April 1936 after it was separated from the Bengal presidency.
1 April is celebrated as Utkal Dibas or Odisha divas in Odisha.
Odisha was earlier called as Orissa. Its name was changed to Odisha in 2011.
Chilka Lake in Odisha is the largest brackish lake in India and the second largest lake in India after Vembanad Lake, Kerala.
The famous Hirakud dam is on Mahanadi River in Odisha.
Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary in Odisha is the largest nesting place of Olive Ridley turtles in the world.
Governor of Odisha: Ganeshi Lal
Capital: Its capital was at Cuttack but it was shifted to Bhubaneswar on 19 August 1949.
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