Odisha opens 100 new multi-purpose calamity shelter units

Posted on:05 Aug 2016 18:20:57
Odisha opens 100 new multi-purpose calamity shelter units
05 August 2016 Current Affairs: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has dedicated 100 multi-purpose shelter houses to the people of Odisha for use during floods and cyclones with an aim to ensure zero casualties during calamities. 

These 100 multi-purpose calamity shelter units have been inaugurated by the CM across 17 districts of the state which include Puri, Ganjam, Balasore, Bhadrak and Kenrapara, Malkangiri, Keonjhar and Cuttack, Boudh and Jajpur, besides in Bargarh, Kalahandi, Nayagarh, and Subarnapur.

The 100 new shelters will add to the state’s existing 526 multi-purpose shelter houses, adding people can take shelter in these places during calamities like floods and cyclones. 

The chief minister also stated that more shelter houses are already under construction and the state will have 879 multi-purpose shelter houses by the end of this year.

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