Rs 197.59 cr house building assistance to cyclone affected in Puri

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has provided funds amounting to Rs 197.59 crore to Puri district collector in the first phase for disbursement of house building assistance to the cyclone Fani affected people.

The housing is one of the sectors which have sustained severe damage due to the cyclonic and Puri is the worst affected district in this regard.

As per the damage assessment and enumeration conducted by the District Administration, as many as 287762 families have been affected on account of damage to their houses/ huts.

While 9059 pucca and kutcha houses have been fully damaged, 104715 houses have been severely damaged. Similarly, 113221 pucca houses and 49529 kutcha houses have been partially damaged.

2178 huts and 119694 cow shed have also been damaged.

As per the Norms of State Disaster Response Fund and National Disaster Response Fund, a person whose house (pucca or kutcha) has been fully or severely damaged will get house building assistance of Rs 95,100.

Assistance amounting to Rs 5200 is payable for partial damage of pucca house, Rs 3200 for partial damage of kutcha house, Rs 4100 for damage of hut and Rs 2100  for damage of cowshed.