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Floods in Odisha: Naveen Patnaik conducts aerial survey; Here is the list of assistance announced

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, on Monday, conducted an aerial tour of the flood affected areas and announced assistance. The Chief Minister said 50 kg of rice and Rs 500 will be provided to the affected families.

CM Patnaik held a high-level review meeting regarding the flood situation, relief and recovery work after the aerial survey.

In a statement, the chief minister said that the recent floods had affected many areas in Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack, Puri and Khordha districts.

Many villages are flooded, and many farms have been inundated. Roads have submerged under water leading to disruption of communication in many places.

With COVID-19 cases on the rise, the Chief Minister has appealed to the flood victims to wear masks and abide by the rules of social distance to avoid viral infections.

Package for Immediate Assistance

  • All people displaced by the floods will be provided with cooked food / dry food as long as they are in shelter.
  • 50 kg of rice and Rs 500 will be provided immediately from the families of the severely affected / submerged villages.
  • Each eligible family will be provided with a polythene sheet.
  • The demolition assistance will be provided in accordance with SDRF rules. The district attorney’s office will assess the damage within 15 days and provide assistance over the next week.
  • Under the SDRF rules, the victims will be provided with clothing and utensils.
  • Under the SDRF rules, dairy farmers will be provided with food aid.
  • Animals and birds in the affected areas will receive free medical care and vaccination.
  • Free veterinary camps will be set up in the affected areas to treat the animals and birds.

A total of 110 blocks in 20 districts of the state, 380 villages and 21 municipalities in 20 districts of the state are said to be affected by the recent floods.

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