Patnaik also maintained that as frequent elections affect the development climate, it is better to have simultaneous elections in the country.
Roofs were blown away, walls of several schools damaged in the storm.
Efforts of Odisha Government in cyclone management lauded.
Gujarat government is seeking help from Odisha as the latter had successfully handled natural calamities such as cyclone ‘Fani’ last month and cyclone ‘Titli’ last year.
This aid amount is in addition to Rs 197.59 crore released earlier by the Odisha government for Fani-hit districts on June 10.
Deputy Special Relief Commissioner Prabhat Ranjan Mohapatra informed that the NDMA team reviewed the ground situation in Puri post Fani.
Cyclones Titli and Fani destroyed total 130 schools in Srikakulam, where more than 2.5 lakh students are enrolled in 3,285 schools.
The need for adequate central assistance to deal with natural calamities in Odisha is expected to be emphasised during Naveen Patnaik's meeting with PM Modi.
The decision was taken after thousands of bee colonies were damaged and beekeepers suffered a loss during cyclone Fani in 11 coastal districts of Odisha.
The Odisha Governor’s decision comes in view of the large-scale devastation caused by the cyclonic storm which hit Odisha coast on May 3.
The BJP delegation urged the Odisha government to step up restoration activities in villages affected by cyclone Fani.
The state government is seeking an assistance of Rs 5,227.68 crore from the National Disaster Response Fund in order to meet the expenditure on the ongoing relief and restoration works.
50 lakh seedlings will be distributed among people free of cost.
Following Fani, Odisha's temple town has been grappling with electricity issues though district administration cites that most of the households have power restored.
Post-Fani, around 10,000 workers from outside the State were involved in restoration works of the critically impaired distribution networks with many of them having returned.