Odisha Government Sanctions Rs 54 Lakh to Feed Stray Animals

Odisha government gets Rs 54 lakh sanctioned to feed stray animals amid nationwide lockdown

Updated01 Apr 2020, 10:29 AM IST
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The government of Odisha, in a bid to help stray animals in various cities and towns across the state, has sanctioned Rs 54 lakh for their food. As the country continues to observe a nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak, thousands of stray animals have been starving in search of food.

The housing and urban development department sent a letter to commissioners of several municipal corporations and executive personnel of municipalities in the state over the predicament of stray animals in the state.

The animals who are having a hard time finding food for themselves, especially since markets, restaurants and hotels remain shut until the lockdown also needed to be rescued.

The Chief Ministers Office tweeted, "Appreciate @speak_animals for coming forward to feed the hungry animals who are without food due to #21DaysLockDown. Such compassionate gesture during the hour of crisis helps in mitigating the sufferings of these voiceless.”

The letter read, “The state government has approved Rs 54 lakh from the Chief Ministers Relief Fund to five municipal corporations and 48 municipalities for feeding the stray animals during the lockdown period”

Meanwhile, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation has been granted Rs 20,000 per day for feeding the animals. The urban local bodies of Cuttack, Berhampur, Rourkela and Sambalpur will get Rs 10,000 daily for the purpose, the official said, adding that the municipalities will get Rs 5,000 each.

Finally, it’s good to know that we’re looking after everyone in the time of such a dire crisis!

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Published: 01 Apr 2020, 10:19 AM IST
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