Bhubaneswar, June 6 (LocalWire): A preliminary report has been prepared and submitted to the Central team that visited the state from 12-15 May to gauge the destruction caused by severe cyclonic storm Fani.
After village to village assessment by various teams constituted by the district Collectors, the final assessment of damages and losses have been made.
A total 14 districts involving 20,367 villages are part of the assessment.
The cyclone affected 1.6 crore people and 1.88 lakh hectares of crop areas of the state. A total of 5,56,761 houses have either been fully or severely damaged or partially destroyed.
The loss of life has been counted at 64 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 of public properties at Rs.6643.63 crores. Similarly, an amount of Rs.2692.63 crores is required for relief measures for the affected people.
The total loss of public property and requirement of fund for relief measures has been estimated at Rs.9336 crores.
However, keeping in view the norms of assistance under SDRF/NDRF, an amount of Rs.5227.68 crores is required to undertake relief and restoration measures.
The state government is seeking an assistance of Rs.5227.68 crores from National Disaster Response Fund in order to meet the expenditure on the ongoing relief and restoration measures.