Almost a Month After Cyclone Fani Struck Odisha, 48% of Puri Residents Still Without Electricity
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Almost a Month After Cyclone Fani Struck Odisha, 48% of Puri Residents Still Without Electricity

By News18 calender  02-Jun-2019

Almost a Month After Cyclone Fani Struck Odisha, 48% of Puri Residents Still Without Electricity

About 48% of the electricity consumers in Puri district are yet to get back their power connection even though 28 days have passed after the extremely severe cyclone Fani made landfall near Puri town on May 3, officials said on Saturday.

This was revealed at a meeting when the new Revenue and Disaster Management minister Sudam Marandi took stock of the restoration work in the cyclone-affected districts.
The minister stressed on repair and restoration of primary school buildings damaged in to cyclone before reopening of schools after summer vacation. He also emphasised on quick restoration of the anganwadi Centres, health institutions and electricity in all affected areas.
"Only 1,51,889 out of 2,91,171 affected consumers (52%) have got electricity in Puri district within a month," the official said, adding that water supply in both urban and rural areas has already been restored.

The extremely severe cyclonic storm had made landfall on May 3 near Puri and had affected 14 districts of the state. Nearly 1.65 crore people were affected while 64 people lost their lives in the disaster.

Out of 25,01,131 affected consumers in the districts of Angul, Dhenkanal, Cuttack, Puri, Nayagarh, Khurdha, Kendrapada, Jagatsinghpur and Jajpur, electricity has been restored to 23,36,584 consumers till May 31, an official said.

MOLITICS SURVEY

क्या कांग्रेस का महागठबंधन से अलग रह के चुनाव लड़ने की वजह से बीजेपी को पूर्ण बहुमत मिला है?

हाँ
  51.35%
नहीं
  43.24%
अनिश्चित
  5.41%

TOTAL RESPONSES : 37

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