Ensure food security for returning migrants: Odisha CM

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday directed the officials to ensure food security for the workers returning from other states.

The Chief Minister, through a video conferencing, directed the senior officers in charge of district observers for containing COVID-19.

He also directed the observers to see that not a single worker and his family is deprived of getting ration, irrespective of having a Ration Card or not under National Food Security Act/State Food Security Scheme.

Patnaik has directed to make ‘MGNREGA’ Scheme more target-oriented and enhancing it to 10 lakh Mandays per day from present 5 lakh Mandays per day by next week.

The Chief Minister has suggested to resume labour intensive works of Forest Department and to give special attention on the livelihood of Kendu leaf pluckers and seasonal workers.