Odisha Govt Seeks Rs 5227 Crore From NDRF For Fani
Bhubaneswar: Odisha government has sought Rs 5227.68 crores from National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) to meet the expenditure on the ongoing relief and restoration measures towards extremely severe cyclonic storm ‘Fani’.
As per a release by the office of Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) the different departments have assessed the loss to the public properties to be Rs.6643.63 crores.
“Similarly, an amount of Rs.2692.63 crores is required for pure relief measures for the affected people. The total loss to the public properties and requirement of fund for relief measures has been estimated as Rs.9336 crores. However, keeping in view the norms of assistance under SDRF/ NDRF, an amount of Rs.5227.68 crores is required for undertaking relief and restoration measures. As of now, an amount of Rs.1357.14 crores has been released by the state government to various districts and departments towards disaster response,” said the release.
Fani made landfall on May 3 causing large scale devastation in 14 districts of Odisha. As per official statistics, the cyclone-affected 1.6 crores of people and 1.88 lakh hectares of crop areas. A total of 556761 houses have either been fully or severely or partially damaged. 64 people lost their lives and 12 people received grievous injuries.