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Fani uproots 14 lakh trees, destroys jungle infra

12/05/2019 at 9:04 AM

Bhubaneswar: Over 14 lakh trees, including 9 lakh in forests and sanctuaries, have been uprooted in the severe cyclonic storm Fani that hit Odisha coast on May 3.

The Government has mentioned this in its situation report released on Saturday evening.  According to the report,  both infrastructure and wildlife have been affected in jungles.  BH LF towers, staff quarters, security barracks, restrooms, nurseries and eco tourism facilities and roads have been affected. The total loss has been estimated at Rs 78.30 crore. The cost of 9 lakh trees uprooted in jungles is estimated at 270 crore.

About eight lakh saplings have also been destroyed in the storm. The cost of the saplings would be about Rs 39.5 50 crore.  The total cost of loss suffered by the Forest and Environment Department is estimated at Rs 537 crore.

The Government informed that Nandankanan Zoo will reopen from May 21 Jayadev Vatika from May 12 i.e. today.

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