Bhubaneswar: An eight-member inter-ministerial central team arrived in Bhubaneswar late on Wednesday, to assess the damages caused by cyclone Titli and subsequent floods in Odisha.
The team led by Joint secretary of Union Home ministry SK Sahi, comprises of SK Shahi, Joint Secretary (Center-States), Ministry of Home Affairs, Vandana Singhal, Chief Engineer, Ministry of Power, Rakesh Kumar, Regional Director, Ministry of RT&H, Regional Office, Bhubaneswar, Sushant Kumar Shamal, Superintending Engineer. (Coordination), M/o Water Resources, Regional Office, CWC, Bhubaneswar, Virender Singh, Director, Department of Agriculture & Cooperation and Farmers Welfare DRD, Patna, GR Zagar, Senior Consultant, Department of Drinking Water Supply & Sanitation, RB Kaul, Consultant (FCD), D/o Expenditure, and Guljari Lal, Under Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development.
“As the time limit for the assessment is very less, the central team will jointly visit Ganjam today and Gajapati on Friday to make the damage assessment,” informed Joint Relief Commissioner Prabhat Ranjan Mohapatra.
The district administration officials will also accompany the central team to visit the affected areas, Mohapatra added.
Earlier, it was learnt that the team will be divided into two groups which will separately visit Ganjam and Gajapati districts of the state to make the damage assessment.
According to reports, the central team will first visit the worst-affected Patrapur block of Ganjam district and later other affected areas. After the field visit, the team will visit to Chhatrapur to convene a meeting with the district Collector.
After the team returns to Bhubaneswar, a meeting is scheduled to be held at the state secretariat on November 2. A detailed report of assessment will be submitted by the team later.
ha to assess Cyclone Titli damages