Cyclone FANI toll rises to 41 in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The number of human casualties after cyclonic storm FANI in Odisha has increased to 41, informed SK Singh, Secretary, Information & Public Relations Department today.

At least 1,50,93,513 people have been affected in 14 districts– Angul, Balasore, Bhadrak, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Ganjam, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Keonjhar, Khordha, Mayurbhanj, Nayagarh and Puri.

As per latest report, the livestock casualty number stands at 2176998.

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has already announced relief package for the cyclone-affected people. All families covered under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) in extremely severely affected districts of Puri and parts of Khurda will get 50 kg of rice, Rs 2000 and polythene sheets.

Families covered under the NFSA in severely affected areas of Khurda district will receive additional one-month quota of rice, Rs 1000 and polythene sheets.

Similarly, in moderately affected districts of Cuttack, Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur, affected families will receive additional one-month quota of rice and Rs 500.

In all the affected districts, people will receive one month of additional pension and house building assistance as per relief code i.e. Rs 95,100 for fully damaged structures, Rs 5,200 for partially-damaged structures and Rs 3,200 for minor damages.

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