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No special package for small & medium newspapers, journalists for COVID-19

3/10/2020 at 6:37 PM

Bhubaneswar, Oct 3: The state government has made no special provision to bail out small & medium newspapers organizations and journalists during coronavirus pandemic, the state Assembly was informed on Thursday.

In an answer to a written query of BJD MLA Souvic Biswal, the Information and Public Relation minister Raghunandan Das said that no special package was announced for the journalists during the pandemic. However, the Odisha Working Journalist Welfare Fund is working for extending financial help to the journalists during the pandemic. Besides, the government has announced financial assistance of Rs 15 lakh to the working journalists, who succumb to the virus, while on duty.          

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