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Central team arrives in Odisha to assess damage due to Cyclone Yaas

6/06/2021 at 10:14 PM

Bhubaneswar, June 6: A seven-member Central team has arrived in Odisha today to assess damage caused due to Cyclone Yaas in the state.

The team headed by Joint Secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs landed in Bhubaneswar Airport today evening.

The team includes four Odia officers who are on a two days official visit to assess the loss caused by the cyclone and present the report to the Home Ministry.

The team would visit the severely affected districts of Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapara and Mayurbhanj from tomorrow to make an assessment of the damage.

After two days visit the team is expected to hold a meeting with the Special Relief Commissioner in this regard.

Earlier, Prime Minister Modi had done an aerial survety of the cyclone affected areas and sanctioned Rs 500 crore from the Centre as advance assistance for restoration work. He also assured further assistance after the entire assessment of the loss has been done by the Central team.

Meanwhile, the State administration had estimated a loss of Rs 620 crore due to the cyclone. The State has also demanded permanent measures from the Centre to tackle Cyclones in future.

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