Puri Leads Damage Disburse

While the Housing Sector which have sustained severe damage due to the recent Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘FANI’ and Puri is the worst affected district in this regard has taken lead in disbursing assistance to the affected people.

District Collector, Balwant Singh, who is sensitive and having feeling for the hapless people who have lost their houses asked the Team of Officers to take up damage assessment survey on top priority basis.

As per the damage assessment and enumeration conducted by the District Administration, Puri, as many as 2, 87, 762 families have been affected on account of damage to their houses/ huts.

While 9059 pucca and kutcha houses have been fully damaged, 104715 houses have been severely damaged.

Similarly, 1, 13, 221 pucca houses and 49, 529 kutcha houses have been partially damaged. 2, 178 huts and 1, 19, 694 cow shed have also been damaged.
As per the Norms of State Disaster Response Fund and National Disaster Response Fund, a person whose house (pucca or kutcha) has been fully or severely damaged will get house building assistance of Rs.95,100.

Assistance amounting to Rs.5200 is payable for partial damage of pucca house, Rs.3200 for partial damage of kutcha house, Rs.4100 for damage of hut and Rs.2100 for damage of cowshed.

In the first phase, funds amounting to Rs.197.59 crore have been provided to the Collector, Puri for disbursement of house building assistance.

Fully damaged pucca and kutcha house Rs.20,000 will be given as 1st installment, for  Severely damaged pucca and kutcha house Rs.10,000 as 1st installment.

However Partially damaged pucca house will get Full payment release of Rs.5200 and Partially damaged Kutcha house Rs.5,200 Full payment will be released.

All disbursements will be made through Direct Benefit Transfer ( DBT) i.e.by way of transfer of the money to the bank accounts of the beneficiaries.

The disbursement has already commenced and is likely to be completed very soon, officials say.

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