Cyclone Phailin: Naveen Patnaik updates PM, asks for support

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today spoke to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over phone informing him about the twin calamities faced by the state, official sources said.

 Cyclone Phailin: Naveen Patnaik updates PM, asks for support

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Patnaik who earlier in the day visited worst hit Ganjam district, apprised the Prime Minister on the post cyclone situation and the state government’s initiatives to bring back normalcy in the affected districts.

While informing the Prime Minister about the massive damage to the power infrastructure in the state, Patnaik requested Singh for technical support of Central Government Power Sector PSUs like NTPC and PGCIL for restoration of power infrastructure.

Districts like Ganjam and Puri have suffered maximum damage of power infrastructure, Patnaik told the Prime Minister during discussion, sources said.

"The technical support of central PSUs is essential for restoration of power in these districts," Patnaik was quoted saying in a statement released by the chief minister's office here.

Districts like Ganjam and Puri have suffered maximum damage of power infrastructure, Revenue and Disaster Management minister S N Patro said.

PTI

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Updated Date: Oct 14, 2013 19:51:17 IST