Bhubaneswar: Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) today extended help to a 38-year-old woman from GGP Colony to expand her business. The woman Namita Sahoo had lost her husband while her son is physically challenged.
BMC today sanctioned Rs 30000 from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF) for Namita to invest the money in growing her shop with more stocks and to help the education of her eight-year-old daughter Swatirani.
Zonal Deputy Commissioner (North Zone) of BMC Pramod Kumar Prusty handed over the cheque of Rs 30000 to Namita and her little daughter Swatirani. BMC officials said that the mother of the two first came to the BMC Central Office and petitioned the Municipal Commissioner and after a thorough enquiry, the Municipal Commissioner ordered the help to Namita through the zonal office.
A resident of GGP Colony in the city, Namita came to the state capital from Bhadrak and had settled here with her husband Dhananjay. However, her husband died leaving the burden of his two children on Namita.
‘’I am really thankful to the authorities of BMC for the nice gesture as it will help me immensely and my family and also to carry forward my struggle in life,’’ said Namita who is also a member of a Self Help Group (SHG).
The BMC authorities also added Namita’s name to the Widow Pensioner’s list today. Namita will receive the monthly pension of Rs 500 as a widow under the social security scheme.