Bhubaneswar: An inter-Ministerial Central team-led by Ministry of Home Affairs Joint Secretary Vivek Bhardwaj will reach Odisha on Sunday evening to assess the damages caused by Cyclone Fani.
The team will conduct field inspection of the affected areas between Monday and Wednesday to assess the extent of damage to agricultural and horticultural crops in areas badly affected by recent cyclone Fani.
Based on their assessment, the relief amount will be decided.
Odisha is still reeling under the after-effects of cyclonic storm; and the entire State machinery is involved in the daunting task of recovery.
As many as 41 people have been killed in the calamity. As per the Situation Report released by the State Emergency Operation Centre (SEOC), at least 1,50,94,321 people have been affected in 14 districts – Angul, Balasore, Bhadrak, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Ganjam, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Keonjhar, Khordha, Mayurbhanj, Nayagarh and Puri.
A total 159 blocks, 52 ULBs, 16659 villages, 5,08,467 houses and 87,39,657 livestock were affected and 34,56,362 livestock casualties were also reported.
Puri is the worst hit as the extremely cyclonic storm made landfall nearby Puri on May 3 causing widespread damage to the power, water and communication facilities.
As per report received so far 1,89,095 houses have been damaged in Puri. Structures of temporary street vendors have been completely damaged. The Special Circuit House, Office and Residence of the Puri SP and Collector have been badly damaged like many other buildings.