Bhubaneswar: 2/6/19 Electricity connection have been restored to 23,36,584 consumers in nine districts of Odisha as on May 31 after the devastating cyclone FANI.
This was revealed during a review meeting on the status of relief and restoration in the cyclone (FANI) affected areas by Revenue & Disaster Management Minister Sudam Marndi today.
The review meeting was held in the office of the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) at Rajiv Bhawan, Bhubaneswar which was attended by the Special Relief Commissioner Bishnupada Sethi and other officers of the SRC and Odisha State Disaster Management Authority.
Out of 25,01,131 affected consumers in Angul, Dhenkanal, Cuttack, Puri, Nayagarh, Khurda, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur and Jajpur districts, electricity has been restored to 23,36,584 consumers as on May 31.
The Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘FANI’ that made landfall on May 3 near Puri had severe impacts in 14 districts of the state. Nearly 1.65 crore people were affected due to the disaster while 64 people lost their lives.
More than 15.5 lakh people were evacuated to safe shelters within 24 hours prior to landfall of the cyclone which saved many precious lives.
While electricity connection to 99 per cent consumers have been restored in Cuttack district, 96% in Khurda, 100% in Kendrapada and Jagatsinghpur and 52 per cent in Puri.
Water supply in both urban and rural areas has already been restored. Additionally, water is being supplied in the affected areas through water tankers and 7 UV water treatment plants.