Normalcy slowly returning to Cyclone Fani hit Odisha

Report
from Government of India
Published on 14 May 2019 View Original

Normalcy is slowly returning to Odisha which was hit by Cyclone Fani. Centre and state government are working on a war footing for relief and restoration.

An interministerial team of the Centre is on a visit to Odisha which is reviewing the extent of damage caused in the aftermath of the cyclone.

The 11-member Central team is being led by Vivek Bhardwaj, additional secretary in the home ministry. The team is visiting several areas in the state to ascertain the damage.

The team which also visited Bhubaneswar and Cuttack will submit its report to the Centre.

Relief items are being provided to the affected by the government and the rescue agencies.

Indian Oil took the initiative to provide free medicines.Doctors are visiting homes of the affected and providing medicines.

Govt has also started giving 50 KG rice, 2000 rupees and 2 litre kerosene oil per family free of cost. Onions and potato at a low price. Mobile ATM is also visiting the people in the state and providing the money.

Though many people are still struggling for basic amenities like food, water and electricity in severely affected districts of Puri and Khurda, Government's priority is to provide electricity, food grains and medicines.

Some areas in the state have got back electricity while some areas are yet to receive electricity. Telephone lines are also being restored. Over 6000 schools have also been affected.

Cyclone Fani had hit Odisha and caused extensive damage with wind speeds upto 200 kilometre per hour. Over 5 lakh houses have also been destroyed and 1.65 crore people have been affected. 64 people have killed due to cyclone.