Although the Ganjam district Agriculture wing had submitted the preliminary loss report by mid-December, the final assessment is yet to be completed.
Chief Secretary SC Mahapatra apprised the Central team that as per eye estimate, standing crops on more than 5.78 lakh hectare in around 131 blocks of 12 districts were severely damaged.
Revenue and Disaster Management Minister Sudam Marndi said that the department has already sought damage assessment reports from the Collectors.
Counting losses in the aftermath of cyclone Jawad-induced heavy rains, farmers of Balasore and Bhadrak have expressed discontent over delay in assessment of crop damage.
The local administration was lightning quick to make an on-field assessment of the farm field where Kailash grew the crop in his village Uluma in Patrapur block of Ganjam.
Judhistir’s paddy crop failed reportedly due to dry weather conditions.