Cyclone Amphan: Nearly 45 Lakh People Affected In Odisha

21 May 2020


Bhubaneswar: As many as 44.80 lakh people in 1,500 gram panchayats have been affected in Odisha under the impact of Cyclone Amphan, the State Government informed the Centre at the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) meeting held today, official sources said.

Besides, crop has been damaged in nearly one lakh hectare farmland, the State Government told at the NCMC meeting chaired by Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba to review the situation in the cyclone affected areas of Odisha and West Bengal, the sources added.

Further, the State Government has told at the meeting that assessment of damage to agriculture will be done within two days. 

The State Government informed at the meeting that two lakh people were evacuated to safer places in 89 blocks.

Sources revealed, the State Government has informed at the meeting that power supply will be restored in 80% affected areas by evening today.

Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy, Additional Chief Secretary and Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradip Jena, Home Secretary Sanjiv Chopra, Agriculture Secretary Sourabh Garg, Panchayati Raj Secretary Deo Ranjan Singh and Energy Secretary Bishnupada Sethi were represented the State Government at the NCMC meeting through video conferencing.