Flood Damage 219 CR

Odisha Government today said that the extent of damage due to floods in five districts was to the Rs 219 crore.

The Report took into account the cost of damages in five districts namely Kalahandi, Korpaut, Rayagada, Malkangiri and Nabarangpur.
The estimate included damages worth Rs 25.37 crore to the Water Resources Department, Rs 60.79 crore to Public Works Department, Rs 4.63 crore to Energy department, Rs 48 crore to Rural Development department.
Rs 49.98 crore to Panchayatiraj department, Rs 67.35 lakh to Animal Resources department, Rs 10.09 crore to SC/ST, Rs 4.36 crore to Agriculture, Rs 31 lakh to Forests and Environment, Rs 1.66 crore to Women and Child Development, and Rs 3.84 crore to Mass Education department.
Total damage to individual houses has been estimated to be Rs 7.22 crore, the report stated adding, a total of 23,991 hectare of agricultural land has been impacted adversely due to the floods.
The State Government has sought Union Government’s assistance in reinstating railway bridges, national highways and telephone line connection that were damaged during the floods.
Notably, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had directed the officials to assess the damage at the earliest.
Three senior IAS officers – Additional Chief Secretary, Home Department Asit Tripathy, Forest and Environment Additional Secretary Suresh Mohapatra, Development Commissioner and Additional Chief Secretary R Balakrishnan had submitted field inspection and damage assessment reports of three districts Rayagada, Bhadrak and Jajpur to the Chief Minister.

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