Bhubaneswar:10/11/19: Nearly 3 lakh hectare of crop area including horticulture crops have been affected while about 5,500 houses have been damaged due to cyclone Bulbul, said an official on Sunday.
Six coastal districts were affected following heavy rain and strong wind triggered by the cyclonic storm, which passed through the coastal areas on Saturday.
Five districts Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapada, Bhadrak Balasore and Mayurbhanj have been mostly affected due to cyclone Bulbul. District of Jajpur is also affected to some extent, said Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Jena.
Chief Secretary Asit Kumar Tripathy reviewed the cyclone situation on Sunday.
“As per preliminary estimation, nearly 3 lakh hectare of crop area including horticulture crops have been affected out of which about 2 Lakh hectare have suffered crop loss to the extent of 33 per cent and above,” said Jena.
He said a detailed enquiry of crop damage by the joint teams comprising of agriculture and revenue department officials are expected to be completed within a week.
As per initial report, about 5,500 houses have been damaged due to cyclone. A detailed assessment of house damage will be completed within a week, the SRC said.