Tag: Cyclone Fani Aftermath

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 […]

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 […]

Centre Sanctions Houses Under PMAY For Fani-Hit Families In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Central Government has decided to provide houses under Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana –Gramin (PMAY-G) to the people of Odisha affected by the severe cyclonic storm Fani which caused large scale damage in the State. Responding to an unstarred question by BJD Rajya Sabha members Prashanta Nanda and Narendra Swain, Union Minister of Rural […]

Cyclone Fani aftermath: Over 30% of Puri still without electricity

Bhubaneswar: Several villages in cyclone Fani-battered Puri, Konark NAC and nearby areas still plunge into darkness as the sun sets – a reminder that return to normalcy is still a distant dream. Their excruciatingly long wait speaks volumes about the efficiency of the Odisha Energy Department, which has failed to restore power even more than […]

Cyclone Fani victims up in arms over lapses in loss assessment survey

Khurda/Cuttack: Alleging lack of government assistance owing to irregularities, hundreds of cyclone Fani victims staged demonstrations in Khurda and Cuttack districts today. Alleging irregularities during survey of damages in the aftermath of cyclone Fani, residents of Khurda gheraoed the district collector’s office today. The protestors, mostly women, alleged that they are deprived of relief materials […]

Hockey India to donate funds for Fani-hit Odisha

Bhubaneswar: With the city of Bhubaneswar, where the FIH Men’s Series Finals will be held in June, recovering from the damage caused by Cyclone Fani, Hockey India has announced that all profit from the sale of match tickets of the tournament will be given to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. In the build-up to the […]

Nandankanan Zoological park reopens for visitors

Bhubaneswar: After remaining closed for more than two weeks post cyclone Fani, which hit coastal districts of Odisha on May 3, Nandankanan Zoological Park reopened today. The botanical garden on the premises of Nandankanan also reopened, said sources. The zoological park was closed for an indefinite period after the extremely severe cyclone hit Odisha earlier […]

Fani-affected coconut farmers of Puri stare at bleak future

Puri: Like other farmers, coconut growers of Puri also bore the brunt of cyclone Fani, which made landfall near the district on May 3. Around 50,000 coconut farmers in Chandanpur and Sakhigopal area of the district had to witness loss worth crores of rupees as thousands of trees were uprooted and damaged in the cyclone. […]

Power still eludes Jagatsinghpur villages post Cyclone Fani

Jagatsinghpur: Even as the government claims to have fully restored power supply in Jagatsinghpur, many parts of the district are still in darkness post Cyclone Fani. Power has not been restored in these areas even after 14 days of the severe cyclonic storm that hit Odisha coast on May 3. As per reports, residents of […]

Fani Restoration: Death of lineman sparks protest in Puri

Puri: At a time when restoration work is going on a war footing to repair the entire power infrastructure in Puri district devastated in the cyclone, a staffer of the Electricity department died on duty after being electrocuted while repairing a transformer near Sadar police station area in the pilgrim town. Raising concerns over his […]

Power restored in 2,500 households in cyclone-hit Puri

Bhubaneswar: Power supply has been restored in 2,500 households in cyclone-hit Puri and at least another 4,000 will get electricity by Thursday night, District Collector Balwant Singh said. The Odisha government said the relief and restoration work has picked up substantially in other cyclone-hit districts like Khurda, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur and Kendrapara. “We have already electrified Shree Jagannath […]

SBI facilitates loan service for Fani-affected entrepreneurs in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The State Bank of India (SBI) has announced that it will facilitate loan services for all the cyclone-affected entrepreneurs in the State under various schemes of the bank. Also, loans already applied by businessmen who have been affected by Fani will be soon sanctioned by the SBI. The Bank will further provide coverage to […]

CM Naveen urges Rajnath Singh to relax NDRF norms

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today urged Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to relax NDRF norms to provide for actual cost of restoration of the entire power infrastructure damaged by extremely severe cyclonic storm Fani. In a letter to the Home Minister, the Odisha CM said, “The power infrastructure in the district of Puri […]

GST return filing dates extended in Cyclone Fani-hit Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Central government has extended the deadlines for various Goods and Services Tax (GST) returns for taxpayers registered in cyclone-hit Odisha, an official said on Thursday. State Information and Public Relations Secretary Sanjay Kumar Singh said the Central government has extended the filing of GST returns in 14 cyclone affected districts. The deadline for the […]

Trains halt as Fani-ravaged locals stage rail roko over delayed power restoration

Cuttack: At least five trains were delayed today after the cyclone-affected locals staged a rail roko between Kapilas Road and Nirgundi in Cuttack district protesting non-restoration of power supply in the area post Fani. As per reports, Bhadrak-Bhubaneswar DMU, Puri Express, Nandankanan Express, Keonjar-Bhubaneswar passenger train, Bangriposi-Bhubaneswar passenger trains were left stranded on the tracks […]

Over 50 affected as Cholera outbreak hits villages in Sonepur & Brahmagiri

Sonepur: More than 50 people have been taken ill following outbreak of Cholera at different villages in Sonepur and cyclone Fani-hit Brahmagiri of Puri district. According to sources, dozens of people complained of stomach pain and later showed symptoms of vomiting and dysentery at Janmura village in Sonepur district on Wednesday. At least 23 of […]

Odisha incurs loss of Rs 11,942 crore in Cyclone Fani: Reports

Bhubaneswar: Amid the war footing restoration works in the Fani-affected areas, Odisha government has come up with a preliminary report of the loss the State has incurred in the cyclone. According to sources, the State government prepared a preliminary report of the damage based on the reports given by the Collectors of Fani-hit districts. In […]

Odisha govt plans to plant cyclone resistant trees in Puri

Puri: Cyclone Fani has destroyed vast flora and fauna across Odisha, Puri being the worst affected where the cyclone made landfall on May 3. In its aftermath, the State government has come up with an initiative to plant cyclone resistant trees across the sea belt to reduce the effect of cyclonic winds in future. As […]

Konark Sun Temple reopens 11 days after Fani

Konark: The Konark Sun Temple which had suffered minor damages in cyclone Fani was reopened for visitors today. Visitors were allowed entry inside the UNESCO World Heritage site, 11 days after cyclone Fani, through manual tickets. The garden of the temple was extensively damaged in the cyclone with trees that once stood tall and enhanced […]

Fani-hit Balanga in Puri stares at long road to normalcy

Puri: Like several other villages, Balanga in Puri district has borne the brunt of Fani fury. With massive devastation, the face of the village has completely changed after the cyclone. Apart from residential houses, several government infrastructure including schools, college and hospital in the area have sustained heavy losses and the village is staring at […]

Post Fani, OTV puts up giant LED TVs to broadcast news in Puri

Puri: Determined to stay connected with its viewers and people affected by Cyclone Fani, Odisha Television Limited (OTV), the No. 1 News Channel of Odisha, has taken up the initiative to put up LED TVs in the pilgrim town to broadcast news through its channel as Puri faces complete blackout in the aftermath of the […]

Fani Aftermath: Fishermen in Chilika yet to get relief

Chilika: Damaged houses, grounded fishing boats and snapped fishing nets- all these describe the current scenario in villages close to Chilika Lake post the severe cyclonic storm Fani. Left with almost nothing, the severely affected fishermen are still waiting for relief materials even as 11 days have passed by. Amid tall claims of the State […]

Fani restoration: Odisha govt misses power restoration deadline; protests continue

Bhubaneswar: For residents of several localities in Bhubaneswar, coping up with the post cyclone Fani problems and getting their lives back on track has now become a herculean task owing to lack of power supply even for the past 11 days. Moreover, Odisha government’s tall claims of restoring power supply in Bhubaneswar by May 12 […]

Will take 20 yrs to restore green cover destroyed by Cyclone Fani: Odisha Minister

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Forest and Environment Minister Bijayshree Routray today said that around 20 lakh trees were damaged in the devastating cyclonic storm Fani which hit the State on May 3. The cyclone has caused massive destruction to forests and environment and it will take another 20 years to restore everything, the minister said adding that plantation […]

6,498 schools damaged in cyclone Fani in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: A total of 6,498 schools have been damaged in cyclone Fani that ravaged 14 districts in Odisha on May 3, an official said on Monday. As per initial reports, the School and Mass Education department in the state has assessed a loss of Rs 417.83 crore due to the cyclone, said Information and Public […]

Odisha seeks 5 lakh pucca houses for cyclone-hit people

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to sanction 5 lakh pucca houses for the cyclone-affected people in the state. In a letter to the Prime Minister, Patnaik requested him to consider sanctioning 5 lakh Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (G) special houses initially for the state. He also sought […]

Fani-hit Aahar centres in Silver city to resume from Monday

Bhubaneswar:  The State government’s flagship cheap meal scheme, Aahar, will resume services in the Silver city from Monday. The Aahar centres in Cuttack that implement the cheap meal scheme have stopped functioning since May 3 – the day of landfall of extremely severe cyclone Fani near Puri. As per reports, the disruption in the cheap […]

Housefly menace post cyclone Fani makes lives of Khurda villagers miserable

As if problems like lack of water and power supply were not enough for the cyclone Fani affected residents of Kantia village under Jatni Tehsil in Khurda district, housefly menace has now added to the woes.

Cyclone Fani aftermath: CM Naveen announces Rs 1600 crore livelihood support package

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today announced a special package of Rs 1600 crore in total for livelihood support for cyclone Fani victims. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today declared a slew of assistance packages for various types of farmers in the State including those involved in fish farming, cattle rearing and even Self Help Groups (SHG) […]

Cyclone Fani leaves a trail of devastation in Lokanath temple

Puri: It’s not the world famous Jagannath temple that witnessed huge damages by the rampaging ‘Fani’ fury. Many other world heritage sites, historical monuments too are not spared. And the famous Sri Lokanath temple in Puri is not an exception. As per reports, Lokanath temple in Puri district incurred severe damages owing to the fury […]

Cyclone Fani aftermath: 50 NDRF teams engaged in relief & restoration work

Bhubaneswar: As many as 50 units of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are currently engaged in the rehabilitation and relief work post cyclone Fani in Odisha and emphasis is being laid on restoration of power supply in the affected areas, informed NDRF Director General, Satya Narayan Pradhan today. Pradhan today held a meeting with Chief […]

Cyclone Fani: Lady RI, staff abused & thrashed during damage assessment

Jajpur: Residents of Pritipur village under Binjharpur Tehsil in Jajpur district allegedly abused a lady Revenue Inspector (RI) and thrashed a peon who had accompanied her to the village for conducting an assessment of the damage caused by Cyclone Fani. As per reports, some women in the village started to hurled abuses at the woman […]

Congress' Ghulam Nabi slams Odisha govt post visiting Fani-hit Puri

Puri: Following his visit to the Cyclone Fani-affected areas in Puri and Konark, Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Friday slammed BJD-led Odisha Government for its alleged failure in providing adequate healthcare services to the people in the district. To review the situation, Azad met people injured in Fani and […]

Resentment over lack of power supply post Cyclone Fani brews in Odisha

Jagatsingpur/Bhubaneswar: Resentment is now brewing among people of several parts of Odisha that were ravaged by cyclone Fani over non-restoration of electricity supply.Demanding immediate restoration of power supply, hundreds of locals of Chapada panchayat in Jagatsingpur district staged a road blockade on Cuttack-Paradip road today. Vehicular movement on the route was affected as the agitators […]

Eight days on, relief eludes Cyclone Fani victims in Cuttack village

Cuttack: Eight days since cyclone Fani devastated several parts in Odisha, relief still eludes people at Nimeisapur village in Cuttack district. Villagers alleged that despite losing almost everything in the cyclone, they have not got assistance from the State government. Besides, no administrative official has visited the village to assess the damage. The locals alleged […]

Cyclone Fani mars wedding season spirit in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: The extremely severe cyclonic storm ‘Fani’ which wreaked havoc in the coastal belts of Odisha including capital city Bhubaneswar, has adversely affected weddings scheduled to be held this season. While many marriage functions were postponed, some were called off owing to the infrastructural damages caused by cyclone Fani at the venues. Suryakanta Sahoo, a […]

Cyclone Fani pockmarks twin city museums

Bhubaneswar/Cuttack: The museums in the twin cities of Bhubaneswar & Cuttack which are the vanguards of history now seem be crumbling edifices in desperate need of preservation & restoration themselves. Netaji’s Birth Place Museum and Odisha State Maritime Museum in Cuttack and Regional Museum of Natural History in Bhubaneswar have been have been pockmarked with […]

Electricity to be fully restored in Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur by May 12: Chief Secretary

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi today reviewed the post-cyclone Fani restoration work in Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur districts and informed that power supply will be restored in these districts by May 12. “The devastating cyclone Fani claimed three lives in Kendrapara, however, about 1.17 lakh people were evacuated successfully to safer places in the […]

Cyclone Fani aftermath: Over 1200 first responder-firemen deployed to restore normalcy

Bhubaneswar: Since cyclone Fani tore through the Odisha coast on May 3 paralysing normal life, restoration works are underway on war-footing. Apart from several teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Orissa Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF) and skilled workers from other states, around 1200 fire personnel of Odisha are rendering their service towards rehabilitation […]

Livestock, poultry bear brunt of cyclone Fani

Puri: Cyclone Fani has not only claimed 41 human lives, so far, but also severely affected animals and birds in large numbers. While preliminary estimates suggest that 69.17 lakh animals and birds were affected by cyclone Fani, secretary of I&PR department today informed that 21.75 lakh chickens were killed. The number of the perished livestock […]