Bhubaneswar: Expediting the restoration work, post cyclone Fani, the State Government is all set to begin the house damage assessment drive from Tuesday.
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 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.
The extreme severe cyclonic storm Fani had barrelled through the Odisha coast near Puri causing extensive damage in 14 districts – Angul, Balasore, Bhadrak, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Ganjam, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Keonjhar, Khordha, Mayurbhanj, Nayagarh and Puri.