Bhubaneswar: Odisha CM announces livelihood assistance for CycloneFani victims. Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik announces Rs. 100 crore special package for street vendors, Coconut growers, poultry farmers .
30,000 street vendors in 11 urban local bodies to get cash assistance up to Rs 10,000 each; assistance of Rs 500 per coconut tree (max 25 trees); subsidy of 75% limited to Rs 1 lakh per broiler & poultry unit. Coconut growers and poultry farmers affected in extremely severe cyclone FANI .
Special package for Street Vendors, Coconut Growers and Poultry Farmers.
Street vendors are among the most vulnerable sections of the urban populace. About 30,000 Street Vendors whose livelihood has been severely affected in 11 Urban Local Bodies due to cyclone “FANI” will be provided with a cash assistance @ Rs.10,000 each to support the loss of livelihood.
Extensive damage has been caused to coconut trees, which is an important source of livelihood for the people living in coastal Odisha. Apart from Agriculture Input Subsidy and support for tree plantations and seedlings already announced on 11.05.2019, cash assistance @ Rs.500 per damaged coconut tree will be provided to the affected farmers, subject to a limit of 25 trees per farmer, to support their immediate livelihood.
Many small broiler poultry units have been damaged due to cyclone “FANI”, which has severely impacted the livelihood of these farmers. To revive the broiler units in the cyclone affected areas, each farmer will be provided an assistance of 75% subsidy, limited to Rs. one lakh per unit of 500 birds. 2,000 small broiler poultry units will be supported through this intervention.
The special package for these sections of the society severely affected by “FANI” cyclone will cost about Rs.100 crores, to be met from CMRF and State’s own resources.