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Cyclone Titli: Odisha govt to give over Rs 3,000 relief to each family of 4

CM Naveen Patnaik said road connectivity and power supply to 90% of cyclone-hit areas would be restored within 48 hours

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

Cyclone Titli
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today conducted an aerial survey of the flood-affected districts of Ganjam, Gajapati and Rayagada. Photo: ANI 

Odisha Chief Minister announced a monetary relief on Saturday to be paid for 15 days to people affected by and the resultant flooding in Ganjam and Gajapati districts and Gunupur sub-division of Rayagada district.

Patnaik made the announcement after an aerial survey of the cyclone-hit areas of Ganjam, Gajapati and Rayagada districts earlier Saturday.

"On an average, a family of four will be assisted with more than Rs 3,000 as relief," Patnaik told reporters in Bhubaneswar.   

He said the relief amount will be provided at the rate of Rs 60 per adult and Rs 45 per child per day for 15 days.  

He said the cyclone did the maximum damage to agriculture crops, roads and trees, adding a damage assessment will begin after immediate relief and restoration measures are completed.

The chief minister said road connectivity and power supply to 90 per cent of cyclone-hit areas will be restored within 48 hours. Power supply to rest of the affected areas will be ensured in four-five days, he added. 

He said safe drinking water will be provided in all block areas within two days and all tubewells will be repaired by Sunday.

"In next 24 hours, water supply will be restored in all urban areas."   

First Published: Sat, October 13 2018. 16:25 IST