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Collectors asked to submit damage assessment report due to heavy rain

Bhubaneswar: Special Relief Commissioner Pradeep Jena on Saturday asked the district collectors to assess the damages caused to private properties due to heavy rainfall during October 23-25.

In a letter, Jena asked the district collectors to submit damage assessment report by November 4.

The assistance will be made under the norms of State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF).

“The assessment of damage to private properties in different sectors such as houses, farmlands with crops loss of 33% and above, sand cast of agriculture land etc and enumeration of beneficiaries have to be taken up on priority so that the assistance as per norms of SDRF can be paid to the affected person expeditiously to enable them to repair or reconstruct their houses and restore livelihood,” said Jena.

Notably, the state government has already declared heavy rain as a state specific disaster.