Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik undertook an aerial survey of areas affected by extremely severe cyclone Amphan in the State on Thursday afternoon.
In a special plane, the Chief Minister took a bird’s eye view of the areas which were ravaged by the Amphan in the State on May 20.
He expressed deep concern at the extensive damages especially to that of standing crops in the districts. Besides, the Chief Minister ordered for repair of damaged infrastructure and early restoration of normalcy in the affected areas.
After the aerial survey the CM said road clearance and connectivity issues will be sorted out by Friday morning. Power supply in areas under CESU will be restored in next 24 hrs and areas under NESCO in 72 hrs. Man power and material have been mobilised for restoration on war footing,
Agriculture crop damage assessment will be done in next three days and survey of damages to houses and buildings to be completed in one week.
As per preliminary reports, 89 blocks, 1500 GPs and 6745 villages in the State have been affected by the Amphan.