Odisha to source 5,000 skilled workers to restore electricity in Fani hit areas

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi today informed that around 5,000 skilled workers will be sourced from the neighbouring states for restoration of electricity and mobile connectivity in the cyclone Fani-affected areas of the State.

After holding discussions with the Union Cabinet Secretary, PK Sinha via video conferencing, Padhi told mediapersons that the state government is laying emphasis on mobile connectivity and power supply restoration.

“We are emphasising mostly on two things – mobile connectivity and electricity – due to which the relief work is getting hampered in the cyclone affected areas. We have decided to bring around 5000 skilled workers from Andhra, Telangana and West Bengal,” said the Chief Secretary adding that the electricity poles will be procured from Durgapur-based SAIL factory.