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CM Naveen Patnaik said keeping in view the fact that 57,131 houses were damaged, the Government of India should consider a special allocation of the same number of houses under the PMAY.
The toll may go up as the authorities are in the process of verifying 10 more cases who went missing in a landslide in worst-affected Gajapati district, official sources said.
The social media was flooded with birthday wishes for Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik who turned 73 on Tuesday.
Naveen had become the Chief Minister in 2000 when the State was yet to recover from the devastation caused by the 1999 Super Cyclone.
Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday hit out at Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for gross mismanagement in tackling cyclone Titli and the subsequent floods.
Addressing media, Jena squarely held CM Patnaik responsible for the major power scam in the state running into Rs.50,000 crore and questioned the role of the Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission.
The Chief Minister, who made an aerial survey of the three districts in the morning, set a 48-hour deadline for restoration of connectivity, power and water supply in all the affected parts.
After conducting an aerial survey of Ganjam, Gajapati and Rayagada districts, the chief minister also said he would announce a package for the flood-hit people.
Additional Chief Secretary Finance Tuhin Kanta Pandey apprised that Government treasuries would remain open on Saturday and Sunday for disaster-related transactions.
Kendrapara district now has two spokespersons with the appointment of Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak.
Meanwhile, the storm, as expected, has triggered heavy rainfall across Odisha, especially in the coastal belt triggering flood like situation in the low-lying areas.
The IMD said rainfall would be accompanied by gale wind speed reaching 140 to 150 kmph and gusting to 165 kmph along and off Odisha and north Andhra Pradesh coasts.
The proposed university will impart education in higher courses including MPhil and PhD in Odia language and will also facilitate research on different aspects of the language.
The Union Minister, who was here on a day’s visit to BJP’s State executive committee meeting, said the Chief Minister’s refusal to implement the health scheme is highly condemnable.
The Union textiles minister said some BJP workers, during the state executive meeting, drew her attention to a proposal to revive the Odisha Textile Mills.