State Government on Thursday urged the Centre for Rs 1100 crore as response support for flood damages.
It said a final memorandum on the damages will be presented soon.
The request was made by Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy who chaired a meeting with the Central team that visited the areas in four districts ravaged by heavy rains and floods last month.
ACS Disaster Management and Special Relief Commissioner Pradeep Jena told media that the State Government has requested about Rs 1100 crore as response support.
The mitigation measures are being worked out and will be indicated in the final memorandum, he said.
Mr.Jena said, the discussion was held with the central team led by Praveen Vasisth and other members-- Dr Virendra Singh, Amripal Singh, Saswat Mohapatra and SS Modi.
Development Commissioner Suresh Chandra Mohapatra, APC R K Sharma, Principal Secretary Water Resources Anu Garg, Principal Secretary Agriculture Saurabh Garg Principal Secretary Panchayatiraj Deoranjan Kumar Singh,
Secretary Fisheries R Raghu Prasad and other senior officials participated in the meeting.
The State Government presented a detailed report on damage, response, relief, evacuation etc.
Mr.Jena said the Central Team appreciated the efforts of the State Government and also agreed to the suggestion to consider supporting the state not only in response as per SDRF norm but also include Mitigation measures like strengthening of embankments, construction of new embankments, disaster resilient housing support against damaged houses and other resilient infrastructure.
The team also appreciated state’s approach to Disaster Management and new approach of seeking assistance from Central Government on mitigation measures.
About 2.25 lakh ha of agriculture and crop land have suffered more than 33 Percent damage.
Similarly about 1.20,000 houses have suffered damages to various degrees while embankments, roads, public infrastructure have also been damaged, said sources.