Odisha CM takes aerial survey of cyclone Amaphan

Odisha CM takes aerial survey of cyclone Amaphan affected districts

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday took an aerial survey of districts affected by the cyclone Amaphan in the state.

Patnaik expressed deep concern at the extensive damages especially to that of standing crops in those districts due to cyclone.

He ordered for repair of damaged infrastructure and early restoration of normalcy in those districts.

 Road clearance and connectivity issues will be sorted out by tomorrow morning.

Power supply in areas under CESU will be restored in next 24 hours and areas under NESCO in 72 hours. Man power and material mobilized for restoration is on war footing.

He directed to submit agriculture crop damage assessment in next three days.

He also directed to complete the survey of damages to houses and buildings in a week time.

Notably, cyclone Amphan has affected 89 blocks of the state and 44 lakh people.

The Chief Minister 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 of West Bengal at this hour of crisis,” Patnaik said.

The Chief Minister also directed the chief secretary to be in touch with West Bengal chief secretary and extend all possible support.