COVID-19 lockdown : Odisha govt approves Rs 54 lakh to feed stray animals in ULB areas

Bhubaneswar: The Government of Odisha on Monday approved Rs 54 lakh from Chief Minister’s Relief Fund  (CMRF) for feeding stray animals in five Municipal Corporations and all 48 Municipalities of the state during the ongoing lockdown due to coronavirus pandemic.

Official sources said, more than 1.20 lakh stray animals including cows, bulls and stray dogs will be fed in five Municipal Corporations and 48 municipalities from across the state for next two weeks.

Earlier, KIIT & Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) initiated distributing food items, including green vegetables, daily to stray animals inhabiting different places in Bhubaneswar to help them cope with unprecedented hardship due to COVID-19 lockdown.

Achyuta Samanta distributes food to animals
KIIT & KISS founder Dr Achyuta Samanta distributes food to stray animals in Bhubaneswar

A 21-day lockdown is in force in the country as a measure to contain COVID-19 pandemic.

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  1. Pradosh Kumar says

    Similar govt fundings don’t even reach to Human beings most of the time and being mis utilised or grasped by some inhumans. How about the animals………… I don’t believe really the whole fund will be uitilised properly.

  2. Prashant says

    I completely agree with you sir , then let’s just pray to bhagwan that if money is not utilised for what it has given to use then let bhagwan punish those sinner’s serverly , Hari Om

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