Central Team Arrives In Odisha To Assess Damage By Cyclone Amphan

Bhubaneswar: A seven-member Central team to assess damages due to Cyclone Amphan has arrived here in Bhubaneswar today.

The team is headed by Shri Prakash, Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).

While two members of the team had arrived here earlier, five of its members arrived this evening.

Sources in the know of things said, the team would visit severely affected districts of Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur from tomorrow to make an assessment of the damage due to Cyclone Amphan. 

Four districts have been severely impacted by the heavy downpour and high velocity winds triggered by cyclone ’Amphan’, as per the preliminary damage assessment report released by the State Government.

The State has received Rs 500 crore from the Centre as advance assistance for restoration work on May 23 in less than 24 hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the interim aid on May 22.

Modi had announced the interim aid after conducting an aerial survey of the cyclone-hit districts of the State and holding a review meeting in here. 

As per the preliminary damage assessment report of the State Government as many as 44,44,896 people have been affected due to the cyclone.

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