#CycloneFani: Central teams arrive in Odisha to assess the damage

News Bharati    13-May-2019

Bhubaneshwar, May 13: In the aftermath of cyclone Fani, A nine-member central team reached Odisha on Sunday to assess the damage caused by Cyclone Fani.

The inter-ministerial team is being led by Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs Vivek Bharadwaj. The team will be divided into two groups. They will visit Puri and Khurda districts, the worst affected by the cyclone, on May 13 and 14.

As per the official statement, They will visit some of the affected areas in the Bhubaneswar on May 15 before holding a meeting with senior state government officials, including Chief Secretary A P Padhi. After completing the visit, the team will submit its report to the Centre.

About 14 lakh trees, including thousands of coconut and mango trees, were uprooted by cyclone Fani.

The cyclone has also destroyed agricultural land in the coastal areas. According to the state government's preliminary assessment, more than 30% crop has been damaged in Odisha due to the cyclone.

More than 1,00,000 hectares of agricultural land was badly affected in 14 districts of the state.