Bhubaneswar: An inter-Ministerial Central team-led by Ministry of Home Affairs Joint Secretary Vivek Bhardwaj will land in Bhubaneswar on Sunday evening for an on-the-spot assessment of the damages caused by Cyclone Fani.
The team will visit affected areas between May 13 and 15 to assess the extent of damage to agricultural and horticultural crops in areas badly affected by recent cyclone Fani.
As many as 41 people have been killed in the calamity. As per the Situation Report released by the State Emergency Operation Centre (SEOC), at least 1,50,94,321 people have been affected in 14 districts – Angul, Balasore, Bhadrak, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Ganjam, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Keonjhar, Khordha, Mayurbhanj, Nayagarh and Puri.
A total 159 blocks, 52 ULBs, 16659 villages, 5,08,467 houses and 87,39,657 livestock were affected and 34,56,362 livestock casualties were also reported.
Puri is the worst hit as the extremely cyclonic storm made landfall nearby Puri on May 3.