Bhubaneswar:12/5/19: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched ‘Rebuild Odisha’ portal http://rebuild.odisha.gov.in where people can donate funds for restoration and rehabilitation in Cyclone Fani-affected areas in the State on 11th,May 2019
Individuals/Organisations can directly make donations to projects such as restoration of schools, provision of shelters, supporting the homeless, distributing, etc. Contributions can also be made to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF) on the website.
“Extremely Severe Cyclone “FANI” has devastated Odisha on 3rd May 2019 causing huge loss to infrastructure and livelihood. It now becomes our foremost duty to help our people affected by this calamity. I appeal to all Individuals, Central and State PSUs, Corporate Houses, Business and Industrial Houses, Banks and Charitable institutions, Trust and other institutions to contribute generously to CMRF, Odisha,” Patnaik appealed through the newly-launched website.
As per the Situation Report released by the State Emergency Operation Centre (SEOC), at least 1,50,94,321 people have been affected in 14 districts – Angul, Balasore, Bhadrak, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Ganjam, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Keonjhar, Khordha, Mayurbhanj, Nayagarh and Puri.
Puri is the worst hit as the extremely cyclonic storm made landfall nearby Puri on May 3 morning causing widespread damage to the power, water and communication facilities.
It should be noted that on May 3, cyclone Fani made landfall near Puri, affecting more than 1.5 crore people in 14 districts, and destroying the entire basic infrastructure like power, drinking water and telecommunication.
The death toll in the extremely severe cyclonic storm has touched 43 so far.