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Around 3.31 lakh people have been evacuated by 3 PM to ensure ‘Zero Casualty’ in the Cyclone FANI

Bhubaneswar:2/5/19: Around 3.31 lakh people have been evacuated by 3 PM, as part of the massive evacuation drive being carried out by the Odisha Government to ensure ‘Zero Casualty’ in the Cyclone FANI.

According to reports, a maximum of 1.82 lakh in Ganjam district have been evacuated out of 2.81 lakh planned to be shifted. There are 104 shelters and 992 cyclone/flood shelters in Ganjam district.


Here is the list of districts where people have been evacuated by 3 PM today:

Jajpur-29,500, Bhadrak-24,600, Jagatsinghpur-20,000, Puri-22,250, Kendrapara-50,000, Cuttack-1,00,000, Khurda-1,19,567, Mayurbhanj-70,000, Kandhamal-4,000, Gajapati-25,217, Nayagarh-30,498, Rayagada-10,141, Koraput-500.

Of the 4,852 identified shelters, 852 are shelters and 4,027 are cyclone/flood shelters.

A total of 11.54 lakh people will be evacuated in 13 districts of Odisha likely to be affected in Cyclon

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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