Berhampur, May 6 (LocalWire): A preliminary report prepared by the district administration, Ganjam, have till now found 1025 houses to be damaged due to Fani.
The exact number would be known after completing the assessment in 4-5 days and compensation would be provided as per the government’s announcement, said Ganjam Collector Vijay Amruta Kulange.
The houses were damaged mainly in the coastal blocks like Chikiti, Rangeilunda, Chhatrapur, Ganjam, Rambha and Khallikote, when the wind speed of Fani was hovering in between 100 to 150 km in the area.
Similarly, the district also suffered damage to around 2692 hectares of standing crops, mostly vegetables. Deputy director of horticulture Digambar Panda said their staff were in the field to prepare the final report of the crop loss due to Fani.
As many as 21 domestic animals, mainly cows died in the cyclone. Around 20 lakh people of 2673 villages in the district have been affected by the cyclonic storm. But the district reported zero causality, this time, sources said.
The timely pre-evacuation of over three lakh people to safer places helped save lives, said the Collector. ‘There was no major damage in the district due to
Fani,’ he said.