Patnaik demands central assistanceNovember 05, 2014 22:16
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today demanded central assistance for the state hit by cyclones Hudhud and Phailin saying it was a "genuine" need.
Patnaik, who met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to press for the demands, said the state has not been provided with interim assistance of Rs 500 crore from National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) for Hudhud till date and is yet to receive Rs 399.83 crore due on account of Phailin.
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