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Cyclone Fani: Centre releases financial assistance to Odisha


New Delhi: The Central government has ordered the advance release of financial assistance of Rs 340.875 crore for Odisha to undertake preventive and relief measures in response to cyclonic storm ‘FANI’.

Based on the decision of the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC), the Union Ministry of Home Affairs has ordered the advance release of financial assistance to the State Disaster Response Fund.

The ministry has also ordered for financial assistance of Rs 200.25 crore for Andhra Pradesh, Rs 309.375 crore for Tamil Nadu and Rs 235.50 crore for West Bengal.

Cyclonic Storm ‘FANI’ is likely to trigger light to moderate rainfall at a few places very likely over south coastal Odisha on May 2 and heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places over coastal Odisha on May 3, 4.