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Odisha Chief Minister launched ‘Rebuild Odisha’ portal

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.


 A total 159 blocks, 52 ULBs, 16659 villages, 5,08,467 houses and 87,39,657 livestock were affected and 34,56,362 livestock casualties were also reported.

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.

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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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