Team Assess Sports Loss

Central Team feels that there has been massive destruction due to Extreme Severe Cyclonic Storm-FANI in the State.

Team was shown Kalinga Stadium, which face the wrath of FANI and it got damaged to a large extent.
Vishal K Dev, Secretary Sports & Youth Affairs showed the Central Team around the Kalinga Stadium.
Vivek Bharadwaj, Additional Secretary in the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, the Chief of Central Team said: "There has been massive destruction to houses, hotels and livelihood means of the affected people. And Puri has been severely hit in the cyclone."
Noting that the Union Government has been assisting the cyclone-ravaged state and will continue to do so in restoration and rehabilitation works, Mr.Bharadwaj said there is a need to further strengthen the MGNREGA scheme in order to provide livelihood means to the affected people.

He said there has been a substantial loss to betel vines and coconut plantations.
"Keeping in view the gravity of the devastation, the Odisha government's action in providing relief and other assistance to the affected people is praiseworthy," Mr.Bharadwaj said, adding that people have been provided with relief immediately after the cyclone.
"The people have been given rice, cash and tarpaulin sheets," he said.
The 11-member Central Team visited some of the worst-affected areas in Puri, Khurda and Cuttack districts, besides the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) region, during its visit.

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