Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said a short supply of fertilisers will adversely affect agricultural production and unnecessarily invite a law and order situation in most of the districts.
Though Minati avails old age pension and PDS commodities, by her own admission, she sells those to buy her daughter’s medicines.
As IMD has predicted more rains in the coming days, further delay in the restoration works in low lying and waterlogged areas would prove costly.
The package includes provision of input subsidy for farmers who suffered crop loss of at least 33% or more and conversion of their short term loans to mid-term loans.
Special Relief Commissioner Pradeep Jena justified the need for special treatment to Odisha by the Centre as far as tropical cyclones are concerned.
The Collector informed the team members that the district suffered loss of property worth Rs 70.1 crore in the cyclone.
The central team will be assessing the damages in Mayurbhanj district on Tuesday.
People in Rajkanika, Aul, Pattamundai and Rajnagar blocks, that were the worst-affected, stare at administrative apathy in terms of reconstruction and rehabilitation.
During the three-day trip, the team is likely to meet officials from the state’s Finance Department, sources said.
The team will meet Chief Secretary SC Mahapatra and Special Relief Commissioner PK Jena either on Tuesday evening or Wednesday for a wrap up meeting.
Ratnadeep Manna, a member of the civic body’s board of administrators, alleged the loot was committed with the help of central force personnel who were assigned for Suvendu’s security.
A central team led by a joint secretary of the MHA will visit West Bengal for three days to assess the damage caused by the cyclone, a Home Ministry official said.
The inter-ministerial team headed by SK Shahi, joint secretary in the ministry of home affairs, will take stock of the situation in South 24 Parganas district.
Around 300 hectare of land near Kumbhirgadi panchayat under Bhograi block and more than 1,700 hectare under Baliapal block were used in shrimp farming this year.
Placing nine demands before the state government, senior BJP leader Manmohan Samal said housing assistance and crop damage compensation should reach the affected people within two weeks.