Odisha Govt sanctions Rs 21.30 lakh for Golebazar vendors

Sambalpur: Odisha government has sanctioned Rs 21.30 lakh for vendors of Golebazar area here, whose shops were damaged in a fire on April 4.

“The district administration of Sambalpur had written to the Chief Minister requesting financial assistance for the vendors. A list of 213 affected vendors was also submitted.

The fund has now been sanctioned,” said District Emergency Officer Sanjeev Pujari.

He said Rs 10,000 will be given to each vendor, who had incurred loss in the incident.

The fire had ravaged the oldest organised daily market of Sambalpur city at the wee hours of April 4. Though no casualties were been reported, property worth around Rs 80 lakh were destroyed.