‘Titli’ losses estimated at Rs 2,765 cr: SRC

Bhubaneswar: The damage to the State due to cyclone ‘Titli’ and resultant flood has been estimated at around Rs 2,765 crore. The amount is likely to increase as the final report has not yet come, informed Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Bishnupada Sethi on Thursday.

He said that over 60 lakh people of 17 districts were affected due to cyclonic storm and the subsequent flood.

The report said 60.1 lakh people of 8,125 gram panchayats in Balasore, Bhadrak, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Gajapati, Ganjam, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur, Kandhamal, Kendrapara, Keonjhar, Khordha, Mayurbhanj, Nayagarh, Puri, Angul and Rayagada have been affected by the natural calamities.

Crops over 2.63 lakh hectares have been destroyed.

In Ganjam, Gajapati and Rayagada districts, 56,930 houses have been damaged, out of which 20,422 were completely damaged whereas 36,508 houses have been partially damaged.

This apart, 34,951 domestic animals have died due to the twin calamities.

“Apart from relief and restoration work, we are also giving emphasis on sanitation and health care service in the flood affected areas,” he added.

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