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Cyclone Fani: Modi Government Provides Rs 1000 crore Aid To Odisha

Cyclone Fani: Modi Government Provides Rs 1000 crore Aid To Odisha

Modi government will provide Rs 1,000 Crore for assistance to the Fani affected state Odisha. This was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during Odisha state visit on 6th May 2019.

PM Modi also announced Rs. 2 lakh ex-gratia each for the family member of dead in the natural disaster and Rs. 50,000 for the injured.

Also earlier, Rs 341 crores had been provided to Odisha as an advance to its State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF).

Odisha informed that restoration of Power and Telecommunication infrastructure continue to remain the major priority in the Cyclone affected areas of the State. Around 50% of power restoration has been reported while more works need to be done in Bhubaneswar and Puri. Medicines dispatched by the Centre have been received and all measures were being taken to prevent any outbreak of diseases.

Background

Cyclone Fani which hit the Odisha coast in Puri on 3rd May 2019 has affected around 1.08 crore people in 14,835 villages spread across at least 11 districts of Odisha.

Also, over 13.41 lakh people had been evacuated ahead and thousands of trees and electric poles have been uprooted in the coastal districts. Puri, witnessed heavy landfall, and parts of Khurdha are most affected by the cyclonic storm Foni.


 

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