Cyclone Phethai: Farmers who sustained crop loss of 33% are eligible for compensation, informs Odisha Govt

Updated:2 months ago IST

Bhubaneswar (Odisha), Dec 18 (ANI): Odisha's Special Relief Commissioner, Bishnupada Sethi updated on the path and strength of cyclone Phethai, on Tuesday. Sethi informed that, "It is expected that the situation will improve in another few hours. We have asked the District Collectors to assess the damage, and see how we can compensate the farmers." He also added, "Farmers who have suffered 33% damage are eligible for compensation. Input subsidy is also admissible. Civil supplies department will expedite procurement process." Cyclone 'Phethai' made landfall on Monday evening and threw normal life out of gear in the coastal state of Andhra Pradesh and then Odisha, before moving towards Gwalior. Farmers pulling out their damaged crops were a common seen in Kakinada. Cyclone Phethai is the third cyclone to hit the coastal area after Cyclones Gaja and Titli. In November, Gaja damaged over 0.1 million houses and claimed 45 lives while Titli wreaked havoc in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh states in October, killing over 50 people.

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