Bhubaneswar: The State Government today initiated house damage assessment drive in cyclone Fani-affected districts from today.
As per the Situation Report released by the State Emergency Operation Centre (SEOC), at least 5,08,467 houses have been damaged due to the cyclone in 14 districts – Angul, Balasore, Bhadrak, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Ganjam, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Keonjhar, Khordha, Mayurbhanj, Nayagarh and Puri in the State.
Earlier, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced that all the families whose houses are completely or substantially damaged due to severe cyclone ‘Fani’ will be sanctioned pucca houses.
He also announced that house damage assessment will begin from May 15 and continue for a week. Work order distribution to the beneficiaries will begin from June 1.
Meanwhile, Patnaik wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for sanctioning of five lakh Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Gramin (PMAY-G) houses in 14 Cyclone Fani- affected districts in the State.