Cyclone Fani damage assessment set to begin in Odisha from May 14

-The Hindu

CM Naveen Patnaik writes to PM seeking 5 lakh PMAY houses

BHUBANESWAR: With a month left for the Southwest monsoon to hit Odisha, the State government on Monday said it would begin a door-to-door house damage survey from May 14 and issue work orders for the construction of houses on June 1 in cyclone-affected areas.

11-member team

An 11-member Central team, split into two groups led by Vivek Bharadwaj, Additional Secretary in the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, and Ajay Kumar, Director in the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, visited Puri and parts of Khurdha district.

The Central team was apprised of the devastation wrought by Cyclone Fani by the Special Relief Commissioner Bishnupada Sethi, before going for a field visit.

Earlier, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik shot off a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanking him for the support rendered to Odisha by the Union government.

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The Hindu, 13 May, 2019, https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/naveen-seeks-5-lakh-pmay-houses/article27119393.ece?homepage=true

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