Bhadrak:10/11/19: Even Odisha had a narrow escape from the direct wrath of Cyclone ‘Bulbul’ which made landfall in West Bengal on Saturday night, people in Balasore district suffered extensive damage due to heavy rainfall and strong wind triggered by the cyclonic storm.
According to reports, the Revenue Divisional Commissioner (RDC), Central Range, Anil Samal on Sunday visited the affected areas in the district and reviewed the damage caused by the natural calamity.
Samal was accompanied by Bhadrak Additional Collector Shyamabhakta Mishra, Additional Project Director Rajendra Panda, BDO and other officials of district administration during the visit.
The Central RDC also interacted with the cyclone victims and assured them to provide necessary compensation and help from the government.
After his visit, Samal along with the officials of the district administration held a meeting at the block office and estimated the damage.
The RDC directed the officials to undertake power supply restoration work on a war footing basis. Besides, the Commissioner also asked the officials to submit the damage assessment report regarding houses and crop in the district.
Later, Samal along with the officials visited community health centres and reviewed the implementation of Niramaya scheme. He also held talks with the patients and enquired about the benefits availed under the health insurance scheme.
As per preliminary reports, there has been extensive damage to paddy and other standing crops in, Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur districts also.