Odisha estimates that Fani's losses will be 11,942 crore
BHUBANESWAR: The Cyclone, Which Affected The State On May 3 And Caused Havoc In More Than Five Districts, Caused Property Damages Of Rs 11.942 Million Inhabitants, According To A State Government Report.
The Report Prepared By The Office Of Special Aid Commissioner (SRC), Odisha, Will Present On Wednesday To An Interministerial Central Team, Which Arrived At Odisha On Sunday To Evaluate The Damages Caused By The Cyclone.
Directed By Vivek Bhardwaj, Additional Secretary Of The Ministry Of Internal Affairs, The 11-member Central Team Was Divided Into Two Groups. While One Group Visited The Brahmagiri, Kanas And Other Areas Of The Puri District On Tuesday, The Other Half Went To Evaluate Parts Of The Khurda District, Devastated By Fani.
After Visiting Different Areas Affected By The Cyclone During Two Days, The Central Team Is Scheduled To Hold A Recapitulation Meeting On Wednesday With Chief Secretary AP Padhi, Where The State Government Will Submit The Damage Report In Search Of National Fund Funds Disaster Response (NDRF, By Its Acronym In English). ), A Senior SRC Official Telled TOI About The Condition Of Anonymity.
In Spite Of The Fact That The Report Is Being Given The Final Touches In The Upper Level, The Sources Indicated A Loss Of Rs 5,000 Crore Only For The Damage Caused To The Houses. More Than 5.8 Lakh Houses Were Destroyed.
During The Visit Of Prime Minister Narendra Modi To The State On May 6, The Head Of Government, Naveen Patnaik, Seeks Central Assistance Of 7,000 Rupees To Build Disaster Resistant Houses In The Coastal Districts. Naveen Also Wrote A Letter To The Prime Minister On Respect.
The Energy Distribution And Transmission System Also Suffered The Worst Part Of The Cyclone, Since The Loss Is Estimated At Around 1,200 Million Rupees. Likewise, Loss To The Public, Such As Schools And Colleges, Community Houses And Office Buildings, Is Linked To More Than 1,000 Million Rupees. The Loss Of Property In The Department Of Housing And Urban Development Is Estimated At Rs 524 Million Rupees.
While The Forestry Department Faced An Estimated Loss Of Rs 537, The Storm Also Caused Serious Damage To The Tourism Infrastructure And Properties Of The State Department Of Culture.
The Preliminary Report Revealed That The Sector Of Handlooms And Handicrafts Suffered A Loss Of 100 Million Rupees. The Loss Of The Skills Development And Technical Education Department Is Located At Rs 35 Crore. There Are Also Reports Of Damage To Roads Due To Trees Ripped Out.
The State Government Can Submit The Final Damage Report Further As The Evaluation In The Puri District Is Not Completed, An Official Source Said. The Central Team Will Also Visit Some Affected Areas In The Municipal Corporation Area Of Bhubaneswar On Wednesday Morning.
The Center Has Already Sanctioned Rs 1,340 Million Rupees In Two Quotas For Relief And Restoration Work.