India, May 15 -- The Odisha government on Wednesday said it suffered damages to its properties worth Rs 11,942 crore due to Cyclone Fani that hit the state on May 3.

It has submitted its assessment of the damages to a central team-led by Vivek Bharadwaj, additional secretary in the Union home ministry. The team visited the affected areas on Wednesday.

"This is just preliminary assessment. We will undertake a village-to-village survey to assess the losses. We will prepare a final memorandum by the month end," said special relief commissioner Bishnupada Sethi.

The state's energy department has suffered the maximum damage worth Rs 1,159.8 crore as over 1.56 lakh electric poles were blown away or bent by the high winds. Over 2 lakh-km-long...