100% Power Supply Restoration In Cuttack City By May 11: Odisha SEOC

Bhubaneswar: As per the situation report on extremely severe cyclonic storm ‘FANI’ released to media by the Odisha State Emergency Operation Center (SEOC) today (May 10), 100% power supply in Cuttack city to be restored by 11.05.2019.

The SEOC situation report released by 10 am today also stated, “In the rural areas of Cuttack district, 90% electricity restoration works have been completed in 03 blocks i.e. Badamba, Narasinghpur & Tigiria. 50% restored in Athgarh, Banki and Dompada Blocks. Electricity restored to Block Headquarters of Tangi, Choudwar, Salipur, Nischintakoli Blocks.” 

  It added, “Sanitation works in Cuttack city has been scaled up by sourcing resources from many ULBs including Dhenkanal, Choudhar, Nayagarh and Paradip. In City area, 100% road connectivity restored. In rural area, 100% road connectivity is restored up to GPs. 50 Inflammable Tower Lights placed by CMC at Traffic Junctions.” 

It further stated, “39 no. of Mobile Medical Teams deployed. 33 no. of Rapid Response Veterinary teams deployed. 420 Qtls. of Chuda, 61.93 Qtls. of Gur, 38322 pkts. of biscuits distributed. 

Polythene sheets distributed to 8140 families.” 

  On the Odisha Chief Minister’s Package, the SEOC Situation Report also stated, “As on 09.05.2019, Distribution of Cash Component has been made to 93822 families out of 506994 (19%), Distribution of Rice Component has been made to 154078 families out of 506994 (30%) while Distribution of Additional Monthly Pension Component has been made to 71192 beneficiaries out 276945 (26%).” 

   As per the Chief Minister’s Package and as the district of Puri and Khurdha have been extremely severely affected, “For all families covered under Food Security, 50 KG of rice plus Rs 2000 and polythene will be provided. Cuttack, Kendrapada and Jagatsinghpur districts are moderately affected. Rs 500 plus additional one month quota of rice will be provided in these districts.”  

Also it has been mentioned, “In all the affected districts one month additional pension and house building assistance as per relief code i.e. Rs 95,100 for fully damaged structures, Rs 5,200 for partially damaged structures and Rs 3,200 for minor damages will be provided.”  

It has also been further mentioned, “For all other affected districts, relief to be distributed as per NDRF/ SDRF norms. The houses completely damaged will be reconstructed under housing schemes expeditiously. Loss of Agriculture and horticultural crops and animal resources, fisheries will be assessed and compensated accordingly. Tree plantations will be taken up in mission mode soon after relief and restoration.” 

  Besides, ex-gratia has already been declared from Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund (PMNRF). Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his post cyclone Odisha review on May 6, has announced an ex-gratia @ Rs 2 lakh each for the next of kin of the deceased and Rs 50,000 each for the persons, who got seriously injured due to FANI cyclone in the State in 2019.


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