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Tag: Cyclone Fani Destruction

Cyclone Fani: About 48 % of people still without power in Puri

Bhubaneswar: About 48 per cent of the electricity consumers in Puri district are yet to get back their power connection even though 28-days have passed after the extremely severe cyclone ‘Fani’ made a landfall near Puri town on May 3, officials said Saturday. This was revealed at a meeting when the new Revenue and Disaster […]

Op-Ed: Of Fani, Coconuts and Fishing Woes

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Cyclone Fani has laid waste huge coconut plantations in Puri district. The destruction is visible as one drives along national highway 306 from Bhubaneswar to Puri. Acres of coconut plantations have been flattened by the gale that wreaked unprecedented havoc on this land for more than three hours on May 3. […]

Op-Ed: Restoring Lost Greenery A Herculean Task

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: One of the biggest casualties of cyclone Fani has been the green cover of the areas hit by it. Destruction of trees in cities like Bhubaneswar and Puri has been massive, making large areas completely bare of any kind of foliage. The capital city, one of the greenest in the country, […]

14 lakh trees in Odisha damaged by cyclone Fani

Bhubaneswar: A total of 14 lakh trees and eight lakh saplings were damaged as cyclone Fani devastated coastal Odisha, an official said on Saturday. The Forest and Environment department is the worst-affected in the cyclone as it sustained a Rs 537 crore loss, Secretary, Information and Public Relations, Sanjay Kumar Singh said. “As per preliminary […]

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 […]

Cyclone Fani-affected residents hit streets alleging lack of assistance

Jagatsinghpur/Puri: Cyclone Fani affected residents of Jagatsinghpur and Puri districts today staged road blockades at several places protesting lack of administrative assistance in the aftermath of devastating cyclone Fani. Hundreds of irate locals in Biridi block of Jagatsinghpur district blocked Jagatsinghpur-Kandarpur road at several places, including Dogachia, Anakhia, Balia, Biridi and Hajipur alleging that no […]

From water scarcity to cash crunch, Bhubaneswar reels in aftermath of Cyclone Fani

Bhubaneswar: Condition of both the rich and poor has become the same in the Smart City Bhubaneswar in the aftermath of Cyclone Fani as everyone from slum dwellers to those living in posh area are facing a harrowing time amidst severe water scarcity and cash crunch for last three days. Extremely severe cyclonic storm Fani […]

OTV captures Cyclone Fani's devastation signature from Satpada to Puri

Puri: When the holy dham witnessed an act of sacrilege by the extremely severe cyclonic storm Fani that  battered and bruised Puri with its trail of devastation of unimaginable nature, the real epicentre of Fani’s destructive spirit was all discernible in Satpada, the spot where cyclone Fani made landfall. Just like the 1999 Super Cyclone, […]

Cyclone Fani-battered residents hit streets alleging lack of assistance

Jagatsinghpur: People battered by cyclone Fani in the coastal districts of Jagatsinghpur and Puri today hit the streets protesting district administration’s inability to provide them adequate assistance in the wake of the extremely severe cyclonic storm. Hundreds of irate locals in Biridi block of Jagatsinghpur gheraoed the block and Tehsil office alleging that no relief […]