**Bhubaneswar: ** As reports of damage caused to the standing paddy crop in the fields across Odisha due to the cyclone Phethai-triggered rains have started trickling down, the State Government today woke up to the occasion.
Speaking to media at State Secretariat here today, Odisha Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Bishnupada Sethi informed, “Except Puri, Jajpur, Balasore, Kendrapada, Bhadrak and Jagatsinghpur districts, all other districts have experienced heavy rainfall. Particularly, highest rainfall 75.3 mm has been recorded in Jharsuguda. Sambalpur district has recorded 73.5 mm rainfall, 71.8 mm in Sundargarh district, Bargarh district has recored 71.5 mm, Deogarh district 68.3 mm, Subarnapur district 67.7 mm, Gajapati, Boudh, Rayagada, Angul, etc districts have recorded over 50 mm rainfall. 100 blocks in Odisha have recorded at least 50 mm or more rainfall.”
He further informed, “As this rain was predicted earlier, administration had warned the farmers well in advance. Even though the adminstration had prompted the farmers for timely harvest prior to the rains, some standing paddy crop couldn’t be harvested and laid in the fields.”
“Hence, damage reports received will obviously be examined. Those farmers have insured crop will be given away compensation. In addition, State Government will also see how financial assistance is paid to the affected farmers as per the SDRF (State Disaster Response Fund) norms,” the Odisha SRC assured.
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