Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday announced house damage assistance for Cyclone Fani affected people.
“All families whose houses are completely or substantially damaged due to severe cyclone ‘Fani’ will be sanctioned pucca houses,” announced the Chief Minister.
Patnaik said house damage assessment will begin from May 15 and be completed within a week. Work order distribution to the beneficiaries will begin from June 1, added the Chief Minister.
Patnaik further informed hat senior officers will be appointed to supervise assessment process in all the extremely severely affected blocks.
Notably, Patnaik on Saturday announced a package of Rs 1,600 crore for the cyclone Fani-affected farmers and women self help groups (SHGs) in more than five districts. More than one lakh farmers would benefit due to the agriculture package.
The extreme severe cyclonic storm barrelled through the Odisha coast near Puri causing extensive damage in 14 districts on May 3.