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No Casualties, 1 lakh hectare crop area damaged by Cyclone Amphan In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Saturday claimed that there has been no loss of human life in cyclone Amphan which wreaked havoc in several districts of the State and neighbouring West Bengal on May 20.

As per the preliminary report on restoration and damage assessment released by the Odisha government, 10 districts of the State- Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapada, Jagatsinghpur, Mayurbhanj, Cuttack, Jajpur, Keonjhar, Khurdha, and Puri were affected in cyclone Amphan. However, four of them -Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapada and Jagatsinghpur were the worst hit by the cyclone.

As many as 9,833 villages, 1,558 gram panchayats in 92 blocks and 272 wards in 22 urban local bodies have been affected in 10 districts of the State.

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While 8,72,049 livestock were affected, 28 large animals, nine small animals, and 3,680 poultry birds perished, there were no reports of human casualty in the cyclone Amphan. Around 500 houses have been fully damaged while 15,000 houses were partially damaged in the natural disaster.

“At present, the house damage enumeration is going on in full swing and expected to be completed by May 26,” said a senior official.

Here is a complete list:

Energy:

As per preliminary damage assessment of power infrastructure 34 km of 33 KV lines, 453 km of 11 KV lines, 680 km of LT lines and 2439 number of Distribution Transformers have been damaged.

85 % of the affected consumers have got back power. Restoration is in full swing and complete restoration is expected by today.

Agriculture:

About 1 lakh Ha. of all crops area damaged. Assessment is going on and is expected to be completed by 26.05.2020.

Telecom Sector:

4930 no. of telecom sites are fully/ partially damaged in Balasore, Bhadrak, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapad and Mayurbhanj districts.

90% of total mobile sites have already been made functional.

Drinking Water:

No major damages have been reported.

93 % PWS already operational with power supply restoration in rural areas.

Power supplies to all affected PWS are expected to be restored by 23rd May 2020.

However, water supply with alternate power system is already going on and as such all consumers are getting water supplies.

81 no. of water tankers also engaged for drinking water supply.

In urban areas power supply has been restored to 376 pump houses out of 401 affected due to the cyclone and 25 no. of DG sets are being engaged for the remaining pump houses to ensure continuous water supply. 55 no. of water tankers are also engaged for providing drinking water.

Fishery

As per preliminary reports 14 boats fully damaged, 41 boats partially damaged and 41 nets fully damaged.

Road:

2592 no. of fallen trees removed and all 290 no. of blocked RD roads have been cleared.

151.05 km lengths of Roads/ Embankment have been damaged and 42 no. of CDs/ Bridges damaged.

Buildings:

As per preliminary reports received from Panchayati Raj & DW Department 646 Anganwadi Centers, 1552 Primary School buildings and 298 Gram Panchayat Buildings and Community Hall have been damaged.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Home Affairs today released Rs 500 crore advance assistance in less than 24 hours of announcement made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Modi after conducting an aerial survey of the affected districts along with Odisha Governor, CM Naveen Patnaik and two Union Ministers- Dharmendra Pradhan and Pratap Sarangi yesterday, had announced an immediate assistance of Rs 500 crore for carrying out relief and restoration works.

Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Jena today thanked Prime Minister and MHA for the prompt release of the funds.

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