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Effect of Cyclone Fani in Odisha

Effect of Cyclone Fani in Odisha

Cyclone Fani, the extremely severe storm caused extensive destruction in Odisha. The death toll because of this cyclone reached 33 by Sunday.

The people in Odisha are facing water shortage and power cuts.

In this context, the Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced a relief package for cyclone affected people. All families in Puri and Khurda that had been affected severely in the storm would get 50 kg of rice, ₹2,000 in cash and polythene sheets if they are covered under the Food Security Act (FSA).

Some parts of Khurda which are categorized as “severely” affected, FSA families would get one month’s quota of rice, ₹1,000 in cash and polythene sheets.

The families in moderately affected regions of Cuttack, Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur would get one month’s quota of rice and ₹500 in cash.

Several train services were also affected here and passengers had to wait at Bhubaneswar Railway Station due to tracks repairs.

Though the Railways says it is running special trains in addition to regular trains, it would take at least 3 days to bring the situation to normal.

The Odisha CM also announced an assistance of ₹ 95,100 and ₹ 52,000 for fully-damaged houses and partially damaged houses respectively. The houses that are damaged slightly would get ₹3,200.

The Chief Ministers of other states also announced their help to the CM Relief Fund. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami announced ₹10 crore each to Odisha.

The Odisha CM said that the government is trying to restore normal life in cyclone affected areas. Water supply in around 70 per cent of the areas in Puri and 40 per cent of the areas in Bhubaneswar had been restored. It would likely be restored fully in Bhubaneshwar and other regions soon.

The government is making arrangements to provide free cooked food to people in these areas for the next 15 days. And it assured tree plantation would be done on a mission mode.

Image Reference: Indiatoday

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