60 lakh people affected due to Cyclone Yaas, says Odisha govt.
‘The natural disaster also caused financial loss to the tune of ₹610 crore’
Every week after very extreme cyclonic storm, Yaas, struck Odisha coast, the State authorities on Wednesday stated 60 lakh people in 11,000 villages had been affected whereas the pure catastrophe induced loss to the tune of ₹610 crore.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik reviewed the loss incurred due to Cyclone Yaas and post-cyclone restoration actions right here. The cyclone had made a landfall in Balasore district affecting many northern and coastal districts on May 26 and 27. The authorities had then introduced to full harm evaluation inside every week.
CM lauds efforts
“The district administrations had made commendable efforts to save lives of people. They had also completed restoration within in a very short time. We need to document right from prediction of cyclone, our preparedness, evacuation of people, cyclone’s landfall and our response so that it will help us in disaster management in the future,” stated Mr. Patnaik.
Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mohapatra and Special Relief Commissioner P. K. Jena briefed the Odisha Chief Minister about loss attributable to the cyclone and post-cyclone restoration works.
“A total of 150 villages were submerged in the storm. Saline water damaged standing crop in vast agricultural fields,” stated Mr. Mohapatra.
“About 60 lakh people in 11,000 villages were affected by Cyclone Yaas. The loss of government infrastructure in the cyclone was to the tune of ₹520 crore while private assets worth ₹90 crore were lost. The total loss was ₹610 crore while ₹66 crore is required for carrying out relief work,” stated Mr. Jena. According to report, faculties, anganwadi centres and panchayat roads suffered harm value ₹277 crore.
As far as energy restoration is worried, 99.8% of 30 lakh affected customers have been equipped electrical energy. As many as 230 transformers had to get replaced. The complete loss to vitality infrastructure was ₹150 crore. Similarly, 246 roads had been broken within the cyclone.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had introduced ₹500 crore as fast aid help for the State after reviewing impression of the cyclone in Odisha and West Bengal. However, an inter-ministerial workforce is probably going to go to the State to assess the extent of injury.