Inter-Ministerial Central Team visited cyclone Bulbul-affected districts of Odisha

Bhubaneswar: A seven-member Inter-Ministerial Central Team that reached here on Thursday to assess damage in cyclone Bulbul-affected districts visited the cyclone-hit areas in Bhadrak, Baleswar, Jagatsinghpur and Kendrapada districts on Friday.

While the Group A team visited areas under Chandbali and Basudevpur blocks in the morning, later it proceeded to Bhograi.

The Group B team visit Kendrapada district and surveyed damage in Rajnagar block in the morning from where they went to Kujang and Ersama blocks of Jagatsingpur district.

The team, led by Central Information Commission Joint Secretary Saheli Ghosh Roy assessed damage to crops, houses and reviewed the progress of restoration work in the cyclone-affected areas.

They also undertook a brief aerial survey of the worst-affected areas.

The team returned to the city in the evening and attended a meeting chaired by Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy at the Lok Seva Bhawan.

The Centre would release cyclone assistance to the State from the National Disaster Relief Fund (NDRF) after the team submits its report.