Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday released the Cyclone Fani – Damage, Loss and Needs Assessment (DLNA) Report. It estimates the total damage and loss to be Rs 21,176 crore and recovery needs Rs 29,315 crore.
The extremely severe cyclonic storm Fani which hit the coast of Odisha on May 3 caused extensive damage and impacted life and property of more than 1.65 crore people in 14 districts on Odisha.
Post cyclone the State Government under the guidance of the Central Government in collaboration with the World Bank, Asian Development Bank and the United Nations undertook the DLNA to support the cyclone recovery process.
It estimates the total damage and loss to be Rs 21,176 crore and recovery needs Rs 29,315 crore. The infrastructure sectors were the hardest hit and constitute about 42 per cent of the total needs and the social sectors which include housing, constitute 36 per cent of the total needs.
The DLNA report provides an overview of the macroeconomic and human impact of the disaster and is a first step towards laying recovery roadmaps and achievement of a vision for disaster resilient Odisha.
Among the prominent dignitaries present in the meeting were the United Nations Resident Coordinator in India Renata Lok-Dessallien. The representatives of World Bank, ADB, UN and other organisations were also present in the meeting.