BHUBANESWAR: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday announced assistance of Rs 5 crore for flood-ravaged Himachal Pradesh.
The northern state was recently ravaged by incessant rains causing massive loss of life and property.
The assistance, to be given from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund, will be utilised for repair and restoration in the state. In a letter to his Himachal Pradesh counterpart Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu, Naveen expressed concern over the distress of the people and loss of property following incessant rains and massive floods.
“My government and the people of Odisha stand firmly by the people of Himachal at this hour of crisis”, the letter said.