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Relief and rehabilitation measures to the tune of Rs.117 crore were undertaken in the State of Odisha to provide succour to the Super Cyclone victims and many more measures are under various stages of implementation. Brief details of projects for which assistance was released to State Govt are as under:-
• Ex-gratia to next of kin of the deceased
An amount of around Rs.38.105 crore was remitted to the Government of Odisha for disbursement of ex-gratia to the next of kin of the deceased at the rate of Rs. 50,000/- per death.
• Rehabiliation of fishermen families
2500 families in the Puri, Jagatsinghpur and Kendrapada districts were rehabilitated with financial assistance from the PMNRF by the Voluntary Health Association of India (VHAI). Under this project, a set of one boat, one net and a transistor was provided to a group of five fishermen. The project helped relieve the indebtedness of the fisher folk and they started earning to the tune of Rs.10,000--12,000/- per month per person during fishing season. During the off season they earn Rs. 3,000/- per month. For further details, please contact Voluntary Health Association of India (VHAI) and Odisha State Disaster Mitigation Authority, Government of Odisha. The total cost involved in the project was about Rs. 90 lakh.The project has been implemented.
• Rehabilitation of Artisans
1000 families of Artisans viz. Potters, Women Grass Mat Weavers, Cotton Fabric Weavers, Women Coir Weavers have been rehabilitated by the VHAI. The project has helped in rehabilitating traditional artisans in 13 cyclone affected villages. 13 work cum storage sheds were also set up and additional provisions made for marginalized grass-mat maker, bamboo/palm leaf weaver families etc. These efforts have addressed the needs of the targeted groups. For further details, please contact Voluntary Health Association of India (VHAI) and Odisha State Disaster Mitigation Authority, Government of Odisha. The total cost involved in the project was about Rs.91 lakh. Project has been completed.
• Construction of schools cum cyclone shelters
Construction of Primary and High schools cum cyclone shelters was taken up in the cyclone affected districts. Funds to the tune of Rs.63.89 crore was released for the purpose. 1148 schools cum cyclone shelters were constructed. Click here for photographs.
• Cyclone Shelters
Construction of 42 Cyclone Shelters in Kendrapada, Bhadrak and Balasore district was taken up through Odisha State Disaster Mitigation Authority, Government of Odisha, within the 10 Km. zone from high tide line. Funds to the tune of Rs.15.30 crore were released for the project.