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Electricity connection have been restored to 23,36,584 consumers after the devastating cyclone FANI

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.

About Ashok Palit

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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