Odisha govt seeks Rs 5227.68 crores from National Disaster Response Fund to meet expenditure on ongoing relief & restoration measures

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Bhubaneswar: Odisha govt seeks Rs 5227.68 crores from National Disaster Response Fund to meet the expenditure on the ongoing relief & restoration measures.

Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm `FANI’ caused widespread damages in Odisha after its landfall on 3rd May, 2019. The preliminary report was prepared and submitted to the Central Team which visited Odisha during May 12-15, 2019.

After village to village assessment through various teams constituted by the District Collectors, the final assessment of damages and losses has been made.

A total 14 no. of districts involving 20,367 villages are part of the assessment. The cyclone affected 1.6 crores of people and 1.88 lakh hectares of crop areas.

A total of 5,56,761 houses have either been fully or severely or partially damaged. 64 people lost their lives and 12 people received grievous injuries. 2650 large animals, 3631 small animals and 53,26,905 poultry birds have been lost.

The different Departments have assessed the loss to the public properties to be Rs.6643.63 crores. Similarly, an amount of Rs.2692.63 crores is required for pure relief measures for the affected people.

The total loss to the public properties and requirement of fund for relief measures has been estimated as Rs.9336 crores.

However, keeping in view the norms of assistance under SDRF/ NDRF, an amount of Rs.5227.68 crores is required for undertaking relief and restoration measures.

​The State Government is seeking an assistance of Rs.5227.68 crores from National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) in order to meet the expenditure on the ongoing relief and restoration measures.

​As of now, an amount of Rs.1357.14 crores has been released by State Government to various districts and departments towards disaster response.

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