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Odisha: Central Team Surveys Titli-Affected Areas, State Govt Stresses On Early Release Of SDRF


02 November 2018

Ajesh Mallick


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Bhubaneswar: The State Government today placed a demand before the Centre for an advance payment of Rs 400 crore to meet the requirements for relief and restoration in the districts affected by cyclone Titli.

Odisha has also requested the Centre for an advance from the National Disaster Relief Fund for expeditious completion of the relief and restoration work.

The State officials today apprised the Central team of the requirements at a high level meeting here under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi.

"The SDRF is due in Decemeber and we have asked for an early release of funds. On the other the Chief Minister has already written to the Prime Minister for an advance from the NDRF," Padhi said.

The Central Committee has sought a report for the development work in agriculture and roads sectors in the cyclone affected districts. The reports will be submitted to them within two days, Padhi added.

"We came to visit Odisha to study the extent of damage in Cyclone Titli. We have surveyed the affected areas and will submit a detailed report on this after returning to Delhi," Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, SK Shahi said.

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Aditya Prasad Padhi, Chief Secretary, Odisha

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SK Sashi, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs