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Cyclone Nivar: Estimated Loss In Puducherry Put At Rs 400 Crore

Puducherry: The estimated loss to agriculture and different sectors on account of cyclone Nivar has been tentatively put at Rs 400 crore and a full evaluation is being made, Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy mentioned on Thursday after visiting localities affected by the cyclonic storm when it made landfall within the early hours.

Paddy crops over an extent of 820 hectares in addition to greens on 200 hectares, sugarcane on 170 hectares, 55 hectares of banana crop and betel leaf cultivated on seven hectares had been severely hit by the torrential rains, the chief minister mentioned.

Puducherry administration would search an interim aid of Rs 50 crores from the Centre,he advised reporters.

A full evaluation was being made by the departments on the full quantum of loss in farm and different sectors though it had been estimated tentatively that the loss could be Rs 400 crore, Narayanasamy mentioned.

He expressed aid that ‘Nivar’ had induced no large loss and there was no lack of life.

“I thank the Almighty for saving Puducherry from the fury of the cyclone,” he mentioned appreciating the staff work of all departments, the NDRF staff and defence personnel.

Puducherry registered 27 cm rainfall whereas Karaikal recorded 10 cm within the 24 hours ending 8.30 a.m. Thursday.

Water was drained from low mendacity areas and varied housing colonies utilizing pumps.

All timber that had been uprooted underneath the sturdy winds had been being eliminated, the chief minister mentioned.

(With PTI Inputs)

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