Britain to support Odisha on WatSan project
While highlighting different welfare schemes and programmes, Patnaik drew attention of the visiting British delegation towards newly launched Mamata scheme under which the beneficiary pregnant women get cash assistance of Rs 5,000 each for regular immunisation of new born child. Besides, Patnaik also informed the delegation as to how the state government had launched different schemes for women`s education, nutrition and other activities.
"Mitchell suggested Patnaik to take up sanitaion, pure drinking water scheme and others along with different poverty reducation programmes," a release issued by the Chief Minister`s Office said. DFID had been supporting Odisha`s different poverty alleviation schemes since 25 years, it said.