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Odisha CM distributes relief materials in cyclone-hit Puri

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Puri: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today visited cyclone FANI-ravaged Puri and distributed relief materials among many affected persons.

Patnaik reached Penthakata here this evening and took stock of the situation. The relief materials included 50 kg of rice, Rs 2000 and polythene sheets for each person.

The CM said electricity and water supply will be restored in Puri as well as in Bhubaneswar very soon.

Commenting on the possibility of Central assistance for Odisha, Patnaik said, “Prime Minister Narendra Modi has spoken to me but there has been no assistance from the Centre.”

Earlier in the day, the CM announced relief and financial assistance for those who have been affected by Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm FANI in the state.

As per the announcement, all families covered under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) in extremely severely affected districts of Puri and parts of Khurda will get 50 kg of rice, Rs 2000 and polythene sheets.

Families covered under the NFSA in severely affected areas of Khurda district will receive additional one-month quota of rice, Rs 1000 and polythene sheets.

Similarly, in moderately affected districts of Cuttack, Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur, affected families will receive additional one-month quota of rice and Rs 500.

In all the affected districts, people will receive one month of additional pension and house building assistance as per relief code i.e. Rs 95,100 for fully damaged structures, Rs 5,200 for partially-damaged structures and Rs 3,200 for minor damages.