Naveen makes aerial survey of cyclone Amphan-hit areas
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday made an aerial survey of cyclone Amphan-affected areas in the State and expressed deep concern over extensive damage, especially to the standing crops. He ordered early repair of damaged infrastructure and restoration of normalcy in the affected districts.
While road clearance and connectivity issues are likely to be sorted out by Friday morning, power supply in CESU areas could be restored in the next 24 hours and NESCO areas in 72 hours. Manpower and material have been mobilised for restoration work.
The Chief Minister asked for crop damage assessment to be completed in three days and survey of damage to houses and buildings in a week. Over 44 lakh people in 89 blocks have been affected by the cyclone in the State.
The Chief Minister also expressed deep grief at the loss of lives and damage to properties in West Bengal. The people of Odisha stood with the people of West Bengal at this hour of crisis, he said.
Extending a helping hand to the neighbouring State, Naveen asked the Odisha Chief Secretary to be in touch with the West Bengal Chief Secretary and offer all possible support.
Undertook an aerial survey of #CycloneAmphan affected areas in #Odisha. The cyclone has severely damaged houses, standing crops, electrical infrastructure and uprooted trees in many districts. Steps are being taken up on a war footing to restore normalcy. pic.twitter.com/u230DiMNKK
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) May 21, 2020