Bhubaneswar, May 28: Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal on Thursday contributed Rs 11 lakh to Chief Minister’s Relief Fund from his Discretionary Grants for Cyclone Amphan relief.
He also urged all to contribute generously for relief and restoration work in cyclone affected areas.
Worth mentioning here, as many as 44.80 lakh people in 89 blocks have been affected in Odisha by cyclone Amphan.
As per the preliminary reports, around 6,745 villages in 1,500 panchayats under 89 blocks had been affected by cyclone Amphan, said Odisha Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy. Crop in nearly 100,000 hectares land was damaged, he added.
Around 44 lakh consumers had been affected, he said during a National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) meeting, chaired by Union Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba through video link, to review damages caused by the cyclone.