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Saswat Singhdeo

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced allotment of pucca houses to the families whose houses have been completely or substantially damaged due to cyclone Fani. The assesment process of the damaged houses will begin on May 15 while the work order will be distributed among eligible beneficiaries from June 1, informed CM Naveen.

The Chief Minister also said the government will ensure that none of the beneficiaries are left out. "All the families whose houses are completely or substantially damaged due to the cyclone will be sanctioned pucca houses. The estimation of loss will begin from May 1 and will be completed within a week," CM Naveen said.

In the presence of high-level officers, the estimation of the loss will be done in different blocks of affected districts which suffered maximum damage.

The extremely severe cyclonic storm 'Fani' had made landfall in Puri on Odisha coast on May 3, triggering heavy rainfall coupled with high-velocity winds with speed of 175 kmph in vast areas. Large areas in the pilgrim town of Puri and other places were submerged with water as heavy rains battered the entire coastal belt of the state.

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