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Tag: Phailin

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7 Years On, Phailin Aid Still Eludes Victims In Puri

Puri: Seven years have passed since the extremely severe cyclonic storm Phailin wreaked utter devastation in the State, but, many people whose houses were damaged by the cyclone are still to receive any compensation. There are hundreds of such beneficiaries in Brahmagiri area of Puri district who are spending their lives in damaged houses as […]

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Assembly Update: Centre grants mere 12% of State's assistance demand for natural disasters

Bhubaneswar: The numbers sound disastrous! When the State had witnessed as many 21 natural disasters in a span of almost 17 years, all that Odisha could receive was a mere 12 per cent of its demand from the Centre as financial assistance for the damages the State incurred in the natural disasters. As per the […]

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Odisha turns climate change lab: heat waves up 450%, cold waves by 200% & 3 cyclones in 2 years

Bhubaneswar: With nearly four heat waves sweeping Odisha till date in 2019, when nearly a month of the summer season is still left, the shocker is in the last decade number of heat waves engulfed the State had risen by a whopping 450 per cent! Sample this: The number of heat waves swept across the […]

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Odisha sets June'19 target to complete Gopalpur Port's first phase

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has set a target of completing the first phase of construction work for Gopalpur port by June 2019, an official release said. At a review meeting held recently, Chief Secretary AP Padhi reviewed the progress of port projects in the state with concerned officials and coastal district collectors. The project proponents […]

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Odisha CM not to celebrate Holi tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today said he would not celebrate Holi tomorrow. “I will not be playing Holi as I have a cold,” Patnaik told reporters here. “I wish everyone a very happy Holi tomorrow,” the CM said. Patnaik had not celebrated Holi in 2016 due to the drought situation in the state, […]

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Rs 276.54 cr received from Centre as drought aid: SRC

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) P K Mohapatra on Monday said the State government had received Rs 427.29 crore from the Centre by way of Phailin and drought assistance on March 31. “Out of the sanctioned amount, Rs 150.75 crore was given as Phailin aid which was due to the State government and Rs […]

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Couple arrested for defrauding Rs 86 lakh in Ganjam

A fraud in providing post-Phailin assistance to fishermen of Ganjam district has came to the fore with police arresting a couple from Gopalpur on charges of misapropriating Rs 86 lakh

Parliamentary Standing committee visits Ganjam district

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs today visited different villages in cyclone-battered Ganjam district and assessed the relief and rehabilitation measures taken by the state government in the aftermath of the natural calamities like Phailin and Hudhud

Where were Sonia, Rahul & Modi when Phailin hit Odisha: Naveen

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday criticised Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Narendra Modi for neglecting the state when it was hit by cyclone Phailin last year

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World Bank team visited cyclone-hit Ganjam district

A World Bank team has visited the cyclone Phailin affected Ganjam district and discussed with the district administration about restoration works in the ravaged areas

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Guv praises Govt's Phailin preparedness, measures to check Maoist menace

Addressing the last session of the 14th Odisha Assembly, Governor SC Jamir on Monday lauded preparedness of the State government to effectively handle the natural disaster and it's various measures to combat naxal menace in the State.

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BJP demands loan waivers for cyclone hit farmers

Demanding loan waiver for the farmers hit by the cyclone Phailin, the BJP on Tuesday asked the Odisha government to release a white paper on the steps taken by it in this regard. Alleging that the farmers have not been given adequate compensation even after three months of the calamity, former minister and senior BJP leader Manmohan Samal said "forget providing compensation to the affected people the state government is yet to prepare a report on the loss incurred during the natural calamities."

Drop in the number of migratory birds visiting Chilika

The arrival of winged visitors to Chilika Lake, the biggest waterfowl habitat in the country, has dropped this season with 1.58 lakh fewer migratory birds sighted than the previous season

UN appreciates restoration,rehabilitation after Phailin

Berhampur: The Odisha government's restoration and rehabilitation work after cyclone Phailin came in for UN appreciation today.

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