Berhampur, July 29 (LocalWire): At least three multi-purpose cyclone shelter centres will be established in the Titli cyclone-affected Gajapati district. State’s Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Bishnupada Sethi said this during his visit to Gajapati district on Monday to review the restoration work.
District administration identified the sites for the proposed cyclone shelter centres at Gangabada and Subhadrapur in Rayagada block and Regeijholi in Nuagada bock. The expert team visited the proposed sites and tested its soil for the cyclone centre.
‘Odisha Disaster Management Authority will start the work soon,’ said Sethi.
Since the district has no multipurpose cyclone shelter centre, the state government decided to set up at least three such centers in vulnerable areas to shift the people at the time of cyclone and floods.
During Fani, district administration evacuated the people in vulnerable areas and sheltered them in the nearby schools.
SRC expressed satisfaction over the expenditure of the funds by the district administration for undertaking relief and restoration works after the cyclone.
According to official sources, the district was allotted Rs 229.77-crore in various sectors for relief and restoration. The district spent Rs 221.93-crore so far.
Major expenditures included gratuitous relief (Rs 57.77-crore), ex-gratia for the loss of human lives (Rs 4.80-crore), house building assistance (Rs 120-crore), agriculture input subsidy for the crop loss (Rs 31.63 crore), assistance to fishermen (Rs 3.06 lakh) and prime minister relief fund (Rs 96 lakh)
SRC also visited Kainpur, the worst-affected area during Titli.