Naveen Announces Relief, Financial Assistance for Cyclone Fani-affected People

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced relief and financial assistance for the people affected by the extremely severe cyclonic storm Fani that hit the State on Friday.

The Chief Minister said that all families covered under the Food Security in extremely severely affected districts of Puri and parts of Khurda will get 50 kg of rice, Rs 2000 and polythene sheets.

For the parts of Khurda district that have been severely affected, for all families covered under Food Security, additional one month quota of rice plus Rs 1000 and polythene sheets will be provided, Naveen said.

In moderately affected districts of Cuttack, Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur, affected families will receive additional one-month quota of rice and Rs 500.

In all the affected districts, people will receive one month of additional pension and house building assistance as per relief code i.e. Rs 95,100 for fully damaged structures, Rs 5,200 for partially-damaged structures and Rs 3,200 for minor damages.

Houses completely damaged will be reconstructed under housing schemes expeditiously and loss of agricultural & horticultural crops, animal resources, fisheries will be assessed and compensated accordingly.

Plantation of trees will be taken up in mission mode soon after relief & restoration, the Chief Minister said.

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