100-Word Edit: Much needed relief for Padma Shri Awardees


TNI Bureau: Thanks to a vigilant media that highlighted the plight of Padma Shri Daitari Naik, the 70-year-old ‘Canal Man’ in Keonjhar district, the Odisha Government has taken a decision to provide financial assistance of Rs 10,000 to economically weaker Padma Shri awardees in the State – a right move forward.

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On the basis of reports filed by District Collectors, the Government has identified 39 living Padma Shri awardees in Odisha. Only a few out of these people are having a tough time to earn their livelihood. All those personalities will get assistance so that they don’t face any further hardship.

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