Six days after cyclone Fani, life in Odisha far from normal
By Economic Times 09-May-2019
There are unprecedented long queues in front of ATMs and cash dispensing kiosks with the facility being run on diesel generators. Most of the ATMs had either run out of cash or were not operating due to lack of power. What’s worse is that due to shortage of cash, residents too can’t buy food stuff with most grocery shops and restaurants insisting on cash payments.
Patnaik, who had seen cyclones every two years in Odisha, is visibly angry. "It has been so many years since 1999, why can't the government lay underground cables so that citizens do not go through this misery. The administration failed to assess the damage and is now taking days to restore basic facilities such as water and power. Average residents are being fleeced as prices of essential commodities have peaked. The society where I stay is charging Rs 1,500 for an hour for running gensets," he said.
क्या लोकसभा चुनाव 2019 में नेता विकास के मुद्दों की जगह आरोप-प्रत्यारोप की राजनीति कर रहे हैं ??
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