“The government will provide Rs 30,000 for the loss of a cow and Rs 25,000 for the loss of a bullock. For the death of a goat or a sheep, Rs 3,000 will be given, while for poultry animals, a maximum of Rs 5,000 will be given,” said deputy special relief commissioner, Prabhat Ranjan Mohapatra.
The state government, however, said one person could claim compensation for a maximum of three domestic animals. As many as 7,53,809 livestock have been affected while 41,840 have died in the twin disasters, official sources said.
“For damage of a house, a family living in the hilly areas will get financial assistance of Rs 1,01,900 while a family in the plains will get Rs 95,100. In cases of partial damage, Rs 5,200 will be provided for pucca houses, Rs 3,200 for kutcha ones and Rs 4,100 for huts. Besides, a compensation of Rs 3,800 for loss of clothes and utensils during the natural disaster will also be provided,” Mohapatra said.
As per government estimation, 57,179 houses of various kinds have been damaged during the ‘very severe’ cyclone and its resultant floods.
Meanwhile, sources in the government said power supply in the interior areas of Gajapati district would be restored soon. “Power restoration work in the affected districts of Rayagada and Ganjam has almost been completed while some work is pending in Gajapati district, which is likely to be completed soon,” Mohapatra said.
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