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Centre releases additional ₹1,000 crore to cyclone-hit Odisha

The Home Ministry on Monday announced the release of an additional ₹1,000 crore to the cyclone-hit Odisha as announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

A statement from the Home Ministry said the amount would be in addition to the ₹341 crore that had been provided to the Odisha’s State Disaster Response Force in advance.

As announced by Prime Minister after his aerial survey and review of relief efforts with the Odisha government, the Home Ministry has announced a further release of ₹1,000 crore for assistance to the State, the statement said.

The cyclone Fani made a landfall in Odisha on May 3, causing extensive damage in the State and claiming at least 34 lives.

Source: thehindu.com

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