Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today increased the ex-gratia from Rs 4 lakh to Rs 10 lakh each for next of the kin of the persons who died in Cyclone Titli and subsequent flood in the State.
Meanwhile total 52 deaths were confirmed in Cyclone Titli and subsequent flood in the State.
Of the total 52 deaths, 39 casualties were reported from Gajapati district alone while 12 death cases were reported from Ganjam and one from Kandhamal.
Meanwhile, the State Government on Tuesday released Rs 102 crore to the cyclone and flood-hit districts of Gajapati, Ganjam and Rayagada as gratuitous relief (GR) to the affected people.
While Rs 89.60 crore has been released for Ganjam district, Rs 11 crore has been given to Gajapati and Rs 1.40 crore to Rayagada district.
Damage to infrastructure and crops were assessed at around Rs 2,200 crore.