Odisha villages unite to rebuild infrastructure, lives post-Cyclone Fani, but healing will take longer for those who lost loved ones
The emotional scars that Cyclone Fani has left on Prasanna Khuntia who lost his father on the day the storm hit Odisha, are going to take longer to heal. “I can’t forget Fani,” he says with a choked voice.
Cyclone Fani caused Odisha a loss of over Rs 9,000 cr: 1.6 cr people hit by storm, crops on 1.8 lakh hectare damaged
According to the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC), different departments assessed the loss to public properties to be Rs. 6643.63 crore, and an amount of Rs. 2692.63 crore is required for relief measures for the affected people.
Cyclone Fani aftermath: How 50 teams of NDRF worked tirelessly to bring storm-battered Odisha back to normalcy
NDRF had deployed 50 teams, the second largest deployment after Kerala floods, often working over 16 hours a day to carry out rescue works in Cyclone Fani-hit areas in Odisha
Cyclone Fani aftermath: Naveen Patnaik govt conducts drives to address mental health condition of affected families
Last week, on the directions of the Department of Health and Family Welfare, two teams of doctors led by the Director of Mental Health Institute (MHI), Sarada Prasanna, visited various places in the state to identify the areas in dire need of mental health intervention.
Weeks after Cyclone Fani hit Odisha, Puri limps back to normalcy; power restored in 2,500 houses, 2,000 ATMs now functional
Patnaik said the power infrastructure in Puri and parts of other coastal districts has been extensively damaged in cyclone fani that killed at least 64 people.
Cylone Fani aftermath: ITI students rebuild homes, Sikh NGOs feed thousands, as Bhubaneswar limps back to normalcy
Students from different industrial training institutes are repairing and rebuilding homes affected by Cyclone Fani
Odisha govt's pre-Fani measures commendable, but post-cyclone response raises questions about disaster preparedness
The Odisha government received accolades from the UN and international media for the massive evacuation of over 13 lakh people before Cyclone Fani struck.
Toll in Cyclone Fani rises to 64, Puri suffers 39 fatalities; govt estimates extensive damage to power infrastructure, kutcha houses
Puri was followed by Khordha (9), Cuttack (6), Jajpur (4), Mayurbhanj (4) and Kendrapada (3) in the casualty list. According to government data, livestock casualties are over 34 lakhs and over one crore sixty-five lakh people were adversely affected by 'Fani' in the state.
Cyclone Fani aftermath: Naveen Patnaik seeks special category status for Odisha, says it faces natural calamities every year
Patnaik, who was sworn in as the chief minister for the first time in 2000, said it was necessary to accelerate the growth rate of Odisha.
Cyclone Fani aftermath: Battling lack of power, potable water since 8 days, Odisha residents launch protests in Bhubaneswar
Police said a large number of people staged a road blockade near Garage Chhak in the state capital demanding quick restoration of power supply which was severely hit due to uprooting of 1.56 lakh electric poles in the city alone.
Cyclone Fani aftermath: Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel announces financial assistance of Rs 11 cr for Odisha
Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel on Sunday announced financial assistance of Rs 11 crore from the Chief Minister Relief Fund for cyclone-hit Odisha. Earlier in the day, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu chief ministers announced financial assistance of Rs 10 crores each for the state.