Similar agitations were seen in parts of the state capital where power continued to remain elusive for the eighth consecutive day.
Several trains had to be partially cancelled, cancelled or diverted during the period to ensure safety of passengers and train operations.
Padhi said people having houses with asbestos sheets as wall and roof are not included in the list of socio-economic caste census (SECC) and are not eligible for rural housing assistance of the Centre
Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Tuesday started distributing the Chief Minister’s special assistance for victims of extremely severe cyclonic storm Fani.
Two more have been reported dead in Cuttack as the struggle to restore power, drinking water and telecom infrastructure continued.
While the Adani Group has committed Rs 25 crore, ICICI Bank has donated Rs 10 crore to support the people affected by Cyclone Fani.
Interruption in electricity and water supply has prompted some senior officials to shift to luxury hotels.
As Odisha is struggling to restore normalcy and provide basic services in the aftermath of extremely severe cyclone Fani, help and support have started coming from different quarters.
A source from Bengal government said that informing the Chief Secretary in such cases was a standard protocol which was not followed.
PM Narendra Modi accused West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of pursuing cheap politics over cyclone Fani.
The Puri-Haridwar Utkal Express and Bhubaneswar-New Delhi Rajdhani Express are among th trains cancelled.
According to the official, two attempts were made on Saturday morning from the PMO to connect the Prime Minister by phone to the West Bengal Chief Minister.
Puri and parts of Khurdha district, which includes Bhubaneswar, are severely affected by the cyclone that hit the Odisha coast on Friday.
It is now located 418 km southwest of Kolkata and 364 Km, southwest of the East Midnapore district sea resort Digha.
The cyclone is expected to cross Odisha coast between Gopalpur and Chandbali around Puri during forenoon on Friday.