A month since Cyclone Fani ravaged Odisha's shores, state still struggles to get on its feet as sweltering heat takes over weather
The trail of devastation that the cyclone caused still exists and the struggle to get everything to normalcy is still on.
Month after Cyclone Fani, 1.64 lakh families still living in darkness, only 52% power restored in Puri
The worst affected was Puri district where only 1,51,889 out of 2,91,171 affected electricity consumers (52 percent) have got back power so far, an official said adding, Fani had completely damaged power infrastructure in the district.
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'When the people desperately needed succour, the government was in suspended animation,' a senior journalist in Odisha recalled.
Puri district was found to be the most affected by Cyclone Fani. The days that followed the storm were a story of desperation and community, of serpentine lines outside government offices and the endless wait for relief supplies
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
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'In the last five years we had Phailin, Hudhud, Titli and now Fani. In addition to this, we had massive floods,' Naveen Patnaik said.
Odisha government estimates losses of Rs 12,000 crore due to Cyclone Fani, says amount may increase after door-to-door survey
'We have submitted a tentative loss figure of Cyclone Fani to the central team. This amount may increase as the officials will undertake a door-to-door survey to access the actual loss,' Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) BP Sethi said
Odisha government decided to use drones to locate about 4,000 spotted deer who are missing from a sanctuary in Puri district following 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.
Cyclone Fani: Deadline for filing April GST sales returns extended by a month for 14 districts in Odisha
The Finance Ministry has extended the deadline for filing summary sales return for April in 14 districts of Odisha affected by cyclone Fani by a month till 20 June
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.
The toll in Odisha due to cyclone 'Fani' sharply rose to 64, with 21 fresh casualties confirmed by the state government.
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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 survivors: Puri yet to recover from storm's aftermath; people complain of inadequate relief materials
Sixty kilometres away from Bhubaneswar, Puri town, that has been worst hit by this cyclone, will likely have to wait for a few more days for electricity.
Fani was one of the worst storms to hit India since 1999, taking the lives of 41 people in the state.
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.
Apart from power lines, Fani also uprooted >1,56,000 utility poles that will need to be re-installed.