Centre to send a team in Odisha to evaluate the extent damage of horticultural and agricultural crops from Cyclone Fani, reports a senior government official.

He reported source, “A team has been constituted and will leave for Odisha in a day or two to examine the extent of damage, based on which the relief amount will be decided.”

Thousands of mango and coconut trees are alleged to have been uprooted due to Cyclone Fani, which hits the coastal districts of Odisha a week ago. Even agricultural land close to the coastal region has also been washed out, added the government official.

As per the preliminary assessment of the state government, over 30 percent of crops have been damaged in the coastal area due to the devastating cyclone. Around 100000 hectares of agricultural land was also affected in 14 districts of the state, said the report.

The official of central government has further mentioned that the team may not visit West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh as not much damage has been reported from these two states.

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