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Bulbul Aftermath report released by the office of Special Relief Commissioner

Bhubaneswar:10/11/19: In the aftermath of tropical cyclone Bulbul, five districts of Odisha –  Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapada, Bhadrak Balasore and Mayurbhanj have been affected. Jajpur is also affected to some extent, a report released by the office of Special Relief Commissioner on Sunday stated.

No human casualties have reported but 11 large animals, 5 small animals and 50 poultry birds have been lost due to the cyclone. Road clearance is complete in all the affected districts. NDRF, ODRAF and Fire Service teams substantially assisted in cutting down the fallen trees and clearing the roads, the report added.

As per initial report, about 5500 houses have been damaged due to cyclone. A detailed assessment of house damage will be completed within a week. As many as 8218 persons were evacuated in 5 districts namely Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapada, Bhadrak, Balasore and Mayurbhanj districts and placed in 91 shelters. All of them have in the mean time returned to their home.

Out of total nearly 16 lakh consumers affected due to the cyclone six affected districts Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapada, Bhadrak, Balasore, Mayurbhanj and Jajpur, electricity supply has since been restored to 15 lakh consumers (94%). Restoration of electricity is expected to be completed by 12th November, 2019.

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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