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Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced a special package for migrant workers

CM Naveen Patnaik has announced that employment under MGNREGA will be allowed for 200 days a year in 20 vulnerable blocks in four districts namely Bargarh, Bolangir, Nuapada and Kalahandi, in order to reduce distress migration and strengthen the workforce in Odisha. A wage of ₹286.30 for unskilled workers will be given under MGNREGA, he added.

Inaugurating e-Shramik Samadhan, a 24×7 Shramik Sahayata Helpline, at a function at Jayadev Bhavan, Mr Patnaik further declared that a State Corpus Fund of ₹500 crores has been created to guarantee timely and uninterrupted payment under MGNREGA.