Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today reviewed the cyclone Titli and subsequent flood situation in three districts and announced relief for the affected people.
The CM said that all the affected families Ganjam, Gajpati and Rayagada districts, will be provided relief for 15 days.
“On an average a family of four members will be assisted with more than Rs 3,000 as relief at the rate of Rs 60 per adult and Rs 45 per child per day,” said the Chief Minister after reviewing the situation at the State Secretariat here.
He said that road and electricity connectivity will be restored within the next 48 hours in 90 per cent areas in the three districts.
Earlier in the day, the Chief Minister conducted an aerial survey of the cyclone and flood-affected villages in Ganjam, Gajapati and Rayagada districts.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today conducted an aerial survey on cyclone and flood-hit areas of Ganjam, Gajapati and Rayagada today.
After the aerial survey Patnaik said, “Maximum damages have been done to the crops. Also roads have been damaged,” adding that relief work is going on in top speed.
More than 45.84 lakh people in 11 districts – Gajapati, Ganjam, Rayagada, Puri, Kandhamal, Kendrapada, Keonjhar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Khorda and Jagatsinghpur – have been affected due to flood.
Even though very severe cyclonic storm ‘Titli’ did not cause much damage to Odisha, the resultant rains led to severe flood in the State, Ganjam being the worst affected district. The situation in Gajapati and Rayagada districts has also remained grim.