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Tag: Cyclone Fani

Odisha Govt Asks 135 Colleges To Furnish Details Of Rs 28 Crore Fani Grant Use
Odisha Govt Asks 135 Colleges To Furnish Details Of Rs 28 Crore 'Fani' Grant Use

The State government is yet to receive details of the expenditure that occurred on different heads or the Utilisation Certificates (UC) from the colleges

Odisha CM Naveen Urges PM Modi To Sanction 1.84 Lakh Houses For Fani-Hit Families   
Odisha CM Naveen Urges PM Modi To Sanction 1.84 Lakh Houses For Fani-Hit Families   

The CM also demanded 13 lakh houses for non-Fani affected people, basically in tribal-dominated KBK districts.

Odisha BJP General Secy Prithviraj Harichandan
Odisha Govt Is Sly As ‘Blue Jackal’, Deceptive Like Chameleon: BJP

Harichandan wondered if at all the State wanted to provide Awaas homes to non-Fani hit districts, why did it not do it for aspirational districts like Sambalpur, Kalahandi and Nabarangpur.

Odisha CM Urges PM Modi To Include 6L Households Under PMAY (Gramin)
Odisha CM Urges PM Modi To Include 6L Households Under PMAY (Gramin) 

In a letter, CM Naveen said the State has identified the left-out eligible households through State-developed RH Portal observing the procedure similar to Aawaas+ in the 16 districts

What Is In Store In May 2021, After 2 successive years of cyclonic May?

Bhubaneswar: For the two successive years (2019, 2020), severe cyclones took birth in the Bay of Bengal in the month of May. With the moderate La Nina conditions are on their way out, as per the latest El Nino Southern Oscillation forecast, what is in store in Bay of Bengal this May? Meanwhile, after Asia […]

Odisha Demands 7.87 Lakh Houses Under PMAY For 14 Fani-Hit Districts

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday urged the Prime Minister to provide shelter to all eligible households in the State under Prime Minister Awas Yojana (PMAY). In a letter to PM Narendra Modi, Patnaik demanded 7.87 lakh pucca houses in 14 districts which were battered by extremely severe cyclone ‘Fani’ in May 2019. […]

Cyclone Amphan
Deep Depression Over BoB Intensifies Into Cyclone Amphan, Orange warning for Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The deep depression system over southeast Bay of Bengal (BoB) turned into a tropical cyclone Amphan (UM-PUN), the India Meteorological Department (IMD) informed in its latest bulletin. As per the IMD bulletin, “The deep depression over SE- Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood remained practically stationary during past 6 hours and rapidly intensified into a […]

Column: ‘Lockdown’ Isn’t Such A Terrible Thing After All!

By Sandeep Sahu Come to think of it! The 21-day countrywide ‘lockdown’ in force since March 23 hasn’t been such a terrible thing after all! Please have patience as I explain just how!! Cut back to the first week of May, 2019 and imagine the state we, the people who had the misfortune of living […]

FlashBack 2019: A 'calamitous' year For Odisha!

Bhubaneswar:  Since Odisha’s worst cyclonic disaster became talking point of the nation, the departing 2019 could  well be remembered as a calamitous year in State’s history. The tumultuous fact is State had to bear the brunt of Extremely Severe Cyclone (ESC) Fani in a month which was not considered as the traditional cyclone season in […]

Wood From Trees Uprooted During Cyclone Fani To Be Used In Jagannath Temple Kitchen

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Friday decided that the wood from trees uprooted at Balukhand Sanctuary during cyclone Fani would be utilised to cook food at the kitchen in Lord Jagannath Temple. A portion of the dead wood collected from sanctuary would also be sent to ‘Swargadwar’ (crematorium) to be used for funerals, said forest […]

Pvt Company To Build 150 Houses For People Affected By Cyclone Fani

Bhubaneswar: A private engineering services company will build 150 disaster-resilient houses for people affected by clone Fani in Odisha’s Puri district and will also provide skill development training to them, officials said on Friday. Puri District Collector Balwant Singh along with CEO & Managing Director of L&T Technology Services Limited (LTTS) Keshab Panda laid the […]

Cyclone Fani-hit Odisha villagers still await government's help

Puri: It has been more than six months since the devastating cyclone Fani wreaked havoc in several districts of Odisha, but unfortunately, many cyclone-hit victims are yet to receive assistance from the State government. For Sanjay Maharana of Nirmala village in Puri, the struggle to get a house has almost become a herculean task. Despite […]

Bogus Beneficiaries To Refund Fani Assistance: Puri Collector

Puri: Following numerous allegations of misappropriation of funds meant for Fani-affected victims in the district, Puri Collector Balwant Singh has clarified that ineligible beneficiaries who have received financial assistance from the authorities will refund the money. Informing that the process has already been initiated, Singh said “Steps will be taken to collect money from those […]

Fani-hit Residents in Puri Fume Over Irregularities, Delay In Compensation

Puri: Six months after being hit by severe cyclonic storm Fani, hundreds of residents in Puri district on Monday gathered on the premises of collector’s office alleging irregularities and delay in release of compensation. The residents alleged although they had suffered heavy damage during the cyclone, their names have been excluded from the beneficiary list. […]

Balukhand Sanctuary
Rejuvenating Post Fani Devastation, Balukhand Welcomes Back Tourists

Puri: The Balukhand Sanctuary which was ravaged by very severe cyclonic storm Fani on May 3 is now flourishing with a new green cover. With the onset of tourist season, the forest department has opened a nature’s camp to increase inflow of tourists into the once-most favoured destination. According to sources, the forest authorities have […]

Odisha CM Not To Celebrate Birthday Over Cyclone Fani

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday said that he will not celebrate his birthday on Wednesday (October 16) in view of cyclone Fani that caused massive damage in the state in May this year. Patnaik, who has been in power since 2000, will turn 74 on Wednesday. “This year, cyclone Fani has caused […]

Barabati ODI
Will India-West Indies ODI Move Out of Barabati Stadium In Odisha?

Cuttack: Uncertainty looms large over the fate of the upcoming India-West Indies One Day International (ODI) cricket match scheduled to be played at Barabati stadium in Cuttack on December 22. At present the stadium is not ready to host the match as bulk of the infrastructure was damaged in the cyclonic storm Fani which hit […]

100 Days of Modi 2.0: Odisha Receives Over Rs 16,000 crore

Bhubaneswar:  Odisha received a whopping assistance of over Rs 16,000 crore in the first 100 days of Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA Government’s second term, informed Union Minister of State for Shipping, Chemicals and Fertiliser, Mansukh Mandaviya. Addressing a presser at Bhubaneswar on Monday, Mandaviya said the Centre provided Rs 4,678 crore to Odisha for […]

Op-Ed: A Ray of Hope for the Fani-hit Coconut Farmers

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: In a significant move, union agriculture minister, Narendra Singh Tomar has promised additional assistance to coconut farmers whose crop was hit by cyclone Fani. The assurance must be music to the ears of farmers in areas like Chandanpur and Sakhigopal in Puri that bore the brunt of Fani that made landfall […]

Op-Ed: A Welcome Gift From the Centre

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Odisha government must be grateful to the Centre for allocating more than rupees five thousand crore for afforestation and forest regeneration activities in the state over a period of ten years. The allocation, believed to be the highest compared to any other state, has been made by Centre’s Compensatory Afforestation Fund […]

Battered by Cyclone Fani, weaver birds return & rebuild their nests in Puri

Puri: The weaver birds are back in several parts of Kakatpur, Astaranga and Konark areas of Puri district. This has now brought smiles on the faces of residents who had initiated several measures in the past for the protection of these endangered birds. The residents were earlier apprehensive about the return of the birds as […]

Cyclone Fani-ravaged School in Puri Cries For Attention

Puri: Its almost three months since the extremely severe cyclonic storm wreaked havoc in Puri, but the coastal district in Odisha is yet to recover completely from its after effects. The authorities seem to be struggling to rebuild the infrastructure of several schools, which bore maximum brunt of the cyclone. One such school is the […]

LPG Crematorium In Cuttack Lying Defunct

Cuttack: Even though three months have passed since Cyclone Fani pummelled Cuttack, the lone LPG crematorium in Khannagar is yet to be made functional. The Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) has not carried out repair of the crematorium which suffered severe damages during the Cyclone. Denizens of the Millennium City especially poor have been facing difficulties […]

Op-Ed: Government Must Accelerate Work in Fani-Hit Areas

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: More than three months have passed since cyclone Fani struck the Odisha coast but the state is yet to recover fully from its effects. People in several villages of Puri district, which was the worst affected by the calamity, are still struggling to rebuild their damaged houses. Power continues to play […]

'Pieces of gold' in sands of Puri beach leave fishermen in frenzy

Puri: Fishermen living on the seaside of the pilgrim city of Puri have been busy with an odd job these days – searching for gold on the beach. After the waves recede, the fishermen start scouring the wet sand for gold flakes. It is said that this search for gold has begun after Cyclone Fani […]