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Naveen visits Cyclone-hit Areas, to demand Financial Aid from Centre

Bhubaneswar, Oct 14: Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik has decided to place the demand for financial assistance to the state before Centre after reviewing the situation at the cyclone-hit five districts of south Odisha.

"We will place our demand for financial assistance to Odisha before Centre", Patnaik said after conducting an aerial survey of cyclone-hit areas in five districts of southern part of the state on Tuesday.

Patnaik reviewed the situation with the district collectors and other senior level officers of Koraput , Malkangiri and Nabarangpur districts at Circuit house in Koraput.

He said that the restoration works in infrastructure, power and water supply are in full swing. He directed the concerned departments to carry out the restoration works on war footing level.

Cyclone Hudhud created extensive damage to the five districts - Koraput, Malkangiri, Rayagada, Nabarangpur and Gajapati - of Odisha. As per the report, 80,000 houses, public infrastructures like roads and electric poles were damaged. Big trees were uprooted in the storm that caused road blocks and collapse of several houses.

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