Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister undertook an aerial survey of areas affected by extremely severe cyclone Amphan in the State today afternoon.
In a special plane, the Chief Minister took a bird’s eye view of the areas which were battered by the Amphan in the State on May 20.
He expressed deep concern at the extensive damages especially to that of standing crops in the districts. Besides, the Chief Minister ordered for repair of damaged infrastructure and early restoration of normalcy in the affected areas.
After the aerial survey the CM said road clearance and connectivity issues will be sorted out by tomorrow morning. Power supply in areas under CESU will be restored in next 24 hrs and areas under NESCO in 72 hrs. Man power and material mobilized for restoration on war footing,
Agriculture crop damage assessment will be done in next three days and survey of damages to houses and buildings to be completed in a weeks time.
As per preliminary reports, 89 blocks, 1500 GPs and 6745 villages in the State have been affected by the Amphan.
Patnaik also expressed deep grief at the loss of lives and massive damage to property in West Bengal due to cyclone. “The people of Odisha stand with the people West Bengal at this hour of crisis,” the CM added.
He directed Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy to be in touch with the Chief Secretary of West Bengal and extend all possible support.