In view of cyclone 'Fani', Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik donated a year's salary to the chief minister fund.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday demanded Rs 17,000 crore long-term assistance from the Centre for the cyclone-ravaged state.
During a review meeting on cyclone Fani held by Prime Minister Narendra Modi here, Patnaik sought Rs 10,000 crore for disaster-resilient power infrastructure.
He also sought Rs 7,000 crore for converting 5 lakh kutcha houses to pucca houses and for a disaster-resilient telecommunication network.
"We have set global standards in saving people's lives, now we should start working for setting global standards in making coastal Odisha disaster resilient," said the Chief Minister.
Cyclone Fani: Here is what we know so far
- The death toll due to cyclone 'Fani' rose to 35 in Odisha on Monday
- Lakhs of people still grapple with water shortage and snapped power supply
- While a maximum of 21 people died in Puri, four deaths each were reported from Mayurbhanj and Jajpur, and three each in Cuttack and Kendrapara
- At least 160 people were admitted to hospitals in Puri district with injuries
- With the 'Fani' severely damaging the power infrastructure, a host of key sectors including banking service have virtually came to a halt with long queues witnessed outside ATMs and petrol pumps
- Patient care in hospitals and works in private and government offices remained paralysed
- 25 per cent of consumers will get electricity in Bhubaneswar on Tuesday
- As many as 1,031 public health facilities like medical college hospitals, district headquarters hospitals, sub-divisional hospitals, community health centres, primary health centres and sub-centres have been damaged in the cyclone
- 5,244 primary school buildings and 547 secondary school buildings were also badly affected
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi conducted an aerial survey of the worst-hit Puri district and adjoining areas and announced Rs 1,000 crore financial assistance for immediate relief and restoration works.
(With inputs from agencies)