Bhubaneswar: A team of the World Bank will visit Odisha today to assess the damage caused by the cyclone Fani.
As per the sources, the World Bank delegation will hold discussions with Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Chief Secretary at the State Secretariat here.
Earlier, an 11-member Central team, split into two groups led by Vivek Bharadwaj, Additional Secretary in the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, and Ajay Kumar, Director in the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, visited Puri and parts of Khurdha district.
The Central team was apprised of the devastation wrought by Cyclone Fani by the Odisha Government.
As per the State Government's preliminary assessment, over 30 per cent crop has been damaged and more than 1,00,000 hectares of agricultural land badly affected in 14 districts of the state. About 14 lakh trees, including thousands of coconut and mango trees, were uprooted by the extremely severe cyclonic storm'.