Odisha CM announces relief, financial assistance for FANI-affected people

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced relief and financial assistance for those who have been affected by Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm FANI in the state.

As per the announcement, 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.

Houses completely damaged will be reconstructed under housing schemes expeditiously and loss of agricultural & horticultural crops, animal resources, fisheries will be assessed and compensated accordingly, the CM said.

Plantation of trees will be taken up in mission mode soon after relief & restoration, he added.

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