Tag: Fani

One Year Of Cyclone Fani: Odisha Villages Still Reeling Under Govt 'Apathy'

Bhubaneswar: One year has now passed since the extremely severe cyclonic storm ‘Fani’ ravaged several parts of coastal Odisha on May 3, 2019. The memory of devastation caused by Fani is still fresh in the minds of people of Krushnaprasad and Brahmagiri blocks of Puri district as government help still eludes the villagers and they […]

Column: ‘Highly Educated’ And Yet ‘Illiterate’!

By Sandeep Sahu I am amused, dismayed and shocked – in equal measure – at the number of supposedly ‘educated’ people who believe IAS officers should run the country – and the state – and the ‘people’s representatives’ should have nothing to do with it. They hold people’s representatives in utter contempt, derisively refer to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rath Yatra: Uncertainty looms large over tourist accommodation in Puri

Puri: While devotees from across the country and abroad have started to arrive in Puri to witness Rath Yatra, uncertainty looms large over the accommodation of tourists as the cyclone-hit hotel industry is yet to recover completely. It is being apprehended that tourists may face problems as the restoration work at many hotels is yet […]

Power supply woes of Fani victims reach Odisha Assembly

Bhubaneswar: The resentment over delay in restoration of power supply in cyclone Fani-hit districts reached Odisha Assembly today. Members of both ruling and opposition parties today corned the Odisha government over non-restoration of electricity in several parts of Puri, Khurda and other affected districts. Though cyclone Fani hit Odisha on May 3, several parts of […]

50 days on, several Fani-hit villages in Puri still without electricity

Puri: Even though 50 days have passed since the extremely severe cyclonic storm Fani hit coastal Odisha, people in several villages in Puri district are still forced to live in dark as power supply is yet to be restored. Though normalcy has returned in some places of the district, power supply still eludes some places […]

Schools reopen, but Fani restoration work continues in Odisha

Puri: Amidst much chaos, schools across Odisha reopened after summer vacation today. However, it was not an easy affair for the students particularly in the cyclone Fani-affected districts owing to non-completion of restoration works in their respective schools. From broken doors to roofs, the students were welcomed by heaps of rubble assembled at different locations […]

Uncertainty looms large over re-opening of Fani-hit schools of Puri

Puri: Though the Odisha government has extended summer vacation of schools till June 25, reopening of institutions damaged by cyclone Fani in Puri district seems uncertain as the restoration work is yet to be completed. As per reports, over 2,000 schools in the district have been damaged by the extremely severe cyclonic storm Fani which […]

Cyclone Fani: Govt approves release of Rs 197 Cr compensation in 1st phase for Puri

Bhubaneswar: The State Revenue and Disaster Management department has approved release of Rs 197.67 crore as first phase compensation for repair and restoration works post cyclone Fani in Puri district. According to sources, Rs 95,100 will be given as compensation for completely destroyed pucca/ kaccha houses while Rs 5,200 and Rs 3,200 will be given […]

One Month After Cyclone Fani, Darkness Still Haunts Victims

Puri/Khurda: Exactly a month back, extremely severe cyclone Fani had ravaged coastal parts of Odisha after making landfall in Puri district. The extent of damage was so vast that the trail of devastation can still be seen in several affected villages where there are no signs of normalcy and people continue to live in darkness […]

New Odisha SME Minister In Action Mode

Bhubaneswar: Post assuming charge as the Minister of School & Mass Education, Samir Ranjan Dash today held a review meeting with the officials of the department at the State Secretariat here. The meeting reportedly discussed various issues including devastation due to Cyclone Fani as well as problems in the department which have crept up after […]