Cab Sec Reviews FANI

Odisha Government briefed Union Government about the massive destruction caused by Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm FANI

Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi briefed Cabinet Secretary Pradeep Kumar Sinha today about the damages and loss due to FANI.
APC Gagan Kumar Dhal, Development Commissioner Asit Tripathy, SRC Bishnupada Sethi and other senior officials were present.
Mr.Padhi informed that extensive damage to telecommunications and power infrastructure had been caused in Puri, Bhubaneswar and other areas. However, due to advance precautionary measures taken and large scale evacuation, the loss of human lives was minimal
District of Puri, Khurda have been extremely and severely affected. Capital City Bhubaneswar has suffered huge loss.
State Government will be providing all families covered under Food Security  Act with Fifty KG of Rice Plus Rupees Two Thousand and Polythene.
For the parts of Khurda District that have been severely affected, for all families covered under Food Security Act will be provided additional One Month Quota of Rice Plus Rs.1000 and Polythene will be provided.
Cuttack, Kendrapada and Jagatsinghpur  Districts are moderately affected. Rs.500 plus additional One Month Quota of Rice will be provided in these Districts.
In all the affected districts One Month Additional Pension and House Building Assistance will be provided as per Relief Code.
As Per Relief Code Rs.95,100 for fully damages structures, Rs.5200 for partially damages structures and Rs.3200 for minor damages will be provided.
The houses completely damaged will be reconstructed under housing schemes expeditiously, said official sources.
Loss of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops and Animal Resources, Fisheries will be assessed and compensated accordingly, said sources.
Tree Plantations will be taken up in Mission Mode soon after Relief and Restoration, said sources.
 Mr.Sinha reviewed rescue and relief measures in the cyclone affected areas of Odisha, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh with the States and Central Ministries/Agencies concerned in the aftermath of cyclone FANI.
Cabinet Secretary directed Ministry of Power and Department of Telecommunications to immediately assist Odisha Government by providing electrical poles, gang workmen and Diesel Generator sets of varying capacities for quick restoration of power supply. The transmission line supplying power to Bhubaneswar is expected to be restored by today. Department of Telecommunications indicated that mobile services would be restored partially by today.
The Railways, which suffered major damages to its infrastructure, have cleared the mainline and would start part of operations using Diesel operated locomotives by today.
Flights to Bhubaneswar resumed operations. No damages to ports and refinery installations were reported. NDRF has moved 16 additional teams for rescue and relief work in Odisha and has removed fallen trees and other obstacles on most of the roads.
 Health Ministry has decided to postpone the NEET exam in Odisha scheduled for 5 May based on the advice of Odisha Government. It is also moving teams of public health experts to assist the State Government in preventing outbreak of any epidemic.
 Reviewing the relief efforts, Cabinet Secretary directed that officers of Central Ministries/ Agencies should remain in close touch with Odisha State Government and provide all required assistance expeditiously. Enough supplies of food, medicines, drinking water and other essential supplies have been kept in readiness to be airlifted as per the requirements projected by the States. Railways and Civil Aviation Ministries have made arrangements for free transportation of relief material to the cyclone affected areas.

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