The flood-hit people will get the relief for the next 15 days, according to the Chief Minister’s officer (CMO). The Chief Minister conducted an aerial survey of flood-affected areas in Khordha, Puri, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur and Kendrapara districts.
The CM also announced house damage assistance as per the State Disaster Relief Fund norms. Collectors will take steps to assess house damage within 15 days and disburse the assistance in the next seven days, informed CMO.
Similarly, the CM announced relief for flood-hit Sambalpur, Bargarh, Sonepur, Boudh and Angul districts for the next seven days.
Noteworthy, over 4.67 lakh people in 10 districts have been affected so far by the flood situation due to the heavy rainfall in the State.
Due to the heavy rainfall and subsequent flood, over 2.5 lakh people in 425 villages have remained marooned, whilst a total of over 4.67 lakh people in 10 districts have been affected.