Cyclone Amphan: Restoration work underway in Odisha on war footing after massive damagePage Visited: 35
The restoration work is underway in Odisha as extremely severe cyclone storm Amphan left behind a trail of devastation in state’s Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Bhadrak, Balasore and parts of Mayurbhanj.
The extremely severe cyclone storm Amphan has left behind a trail of devastation in Odisha’s Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Bhadrak, Balasore and parts of Mayurbhanj.
Nearly 45 lakh people across 1,500 panchayats have been affected in Odisha by cyclone Amphan, Chief Secretary Asit Kumar Tripathi said on Thursday.
“The power infrastructure and the farm sector have also suffered a considerable damage, while the telecommunication infrastructure is largely intact with minimal impact,” Tripathi said.
Earlier, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had asked officials to submit a detailed report on damage to crops and houses across the state within stipulated time.
Crops have been damaged in nearly one lakh hectare farmland, the state government said at the NCMC meeting chaired by Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba to review the situation in the cyclone affected areas of Odisha and West Bengal.
Meanwhile, Kendrapara collector Samant Verma told India Today TV that 85 per cent restoration work has been completed.
“Complete power will be restored by Friday evening. The restoration work is underway on a war-footing and road connectivity snapped due to blockade by uprooted trees and electric poles is likely to be restored very soon,” Verma
About 26-27 lakhs consumers of CESU, 16 lakhs of NESCO and two lakhs of SOUTHCO were affected due to cyclone Amphan.
The Odisha Government has informed at the meeting that power supply will be restored in 80 per cent affected areas, Energy Minister Captain Dibyashankar Mishra said.
On Thursday, Chief Secretary Tripathy attended a video conference with Union Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba and informed him about the damage caused by cyclone Amphan and steps taken by the state for quick restoration.
Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradip Jena, Home Secretary Sanjiv Chopra, Agriculture Secretary Sourabh Garg, Panchayati Raj Secretary Deo Ranjan Singh and Energy Secretary Bishnupada Sethi represented the state government at the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) meeting held through video conferencing.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will conduct aerial survey in Odisha on Friday and take part in review meetings, where aspects of relief and rehabilitation will be discussed.
In view of the PM Narendra Modi’s visit, top brass of Odisha Police, including DGP Abhay reviewed security at Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar on Thursday.