Bhubaneswar, Sep 14: The Odisha Special Relief Commissioner on Tuesday asked the district collectors to submit assessment reports of private property loss due to heavy rain occurred during the second week of September.
The SRC, Pradeep Jena has also asked the Collectors to pay the eligible assistance to the victims under the SDRF and NDRF norms.
The allotment of funds and disbursement of assistance reports within a week i.e. by September 22 for allotment of funds for disbursement, read the order issued by the SRC.
“The crop loss assessment will be e carried out by the joint teams consisting of revenue, agriculture and horticulture personnel. The supervising officers will conduct test checks to ensure correctness in the assessment,” said the order.
“All disbursement must be done through DBT i.e., by way of transfer of the amount to the account of the beneficiaries. Therefore, bank account details (preferably 1st page of the bank pass book) of the eligible beneficiaries must be collected at the time of assessment & enumeration. In case of house damage, a piece of polythene should be provided to the deserving affected household in the first place,” stated the order.