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746 People Takes Shelter In 15 Relief Camps. 1764 Farmers Affected For Cyclone: Tripura Govt

"Tripura government is ready to compensate the Remal affected of the state. Total 746 people takes shelter temporary relief camps statewide. 1764 farmers are affected due to the Cyclone Remal".

Addressing a press conference at Civil Secretariat Tripura Cabinet Minister Sushanta Chowdhury on Tuesday also informed that:

Cyclone Remal caused the most damage to agriculture and power services.The District Magistrates and Sub-Divisional Magistrates are keeping a close eye on the situation. 

The Chief Minister is very sensitive about the damage caused by Cyclone Remal. So far, various departments including the Department of Works, Power Corporation under the leadership of the Revenue Department are alert to deal with Remal. 

The chief minister's directives led by the chief secretary and secretaries of various departments have asked the district magistrates of every district of the state to remain vigilant along with the sub-divisional magistrates and linemen, till the Remal is over. 

So far no one has died in this cyclone. Still, NDRF and SDRF fire service personnel are always on alert.

 According to the weather information given by the Metrology Department, the people of the state should be cautious on Tuesday and Wednesday. 

Fishermen in particular have been asked to stay away from ponds and rivers. 

State received 215.5 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours. Unkoti district received the highest rainfall. There has been 252.4 mm rain. South Tripura district received the least rainfall. South District received 168 mm rainfall. 

467 houses have been damaged in this cyclone. And 15 temporary camps have been opened for people. 746 people have left their homes and taken shelter in these 15 temporary camps. The administration is distributing food and medicine in these camps. 

1764 farmers with 397 hectares of land have been affected across the state. 3804 metric tons of paddy has been damaged. The price of which will be Rs 8.30 lakh rupees. 

A fund of Rs 50 crore have been allocated by the State Disaster Management to deal with the disaster and to compensate for the damage.