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Odisha’s growth rate may fall to 6.16% in 2019-20: Survey

Since 2012-13, Odisha’s GDP has been growing at an average annual rate of 7.5% that enabled the state’s output to grow at a faster pace than the national GDP in the last eight years.
According to the survey, cyclone Fani may cause a contraction in Odisha’s agricultural output and therefore the economy is expected to grow at 6.16 per cent due to lower agricultural production.(HT File Photo)
According to the survey, cyclone Fani may cause a contraction in Odisha’s agricultural output and therefore the economy is expected to grow at 6.16 per cent due to lower agricultural production.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Feb 17, 2020 11:01 PM IST
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L&T Technology to build 150 houses in Puri for those hit by cyclone Fani

The foundation stone of the project, which has been named Neelachala, was laid by Puri District Collector Balwant Singh and CEO and Managing Director of LTTS Keshab Panda on Thursday.
A man and a woman seen amid destruction in the aftermath of Cyclone Fani, at Satapada, in Puri district of Odisha.(Arabinda Mahapatra / Hindustan Times)
A man and a woman seen amid destruction in the aftermath of Cyclone Fani, at Satapada, in Puri district of Odisha.(Arabinda Mahapatra / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Dec 14, 2019 04:55 PM IST
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Relief money based on party affiliation, allege families in cyclone-hit Puri

Puri district collector Balwant Singh said the severely affected blocks have got maximum compensation while other blocks also received compensation as per the survey. “It is not possible to act on complaints of house damage, six months after cyclone Fani,” he said.
Six months after being hit by severe cyclonic storm Fani, more than 3000 families of Puri district on Friday complained to the Lokayukta that their names have been excluded from the beneficiary list .(Arabinda Mahapatra/HT Photo)
Six months after being hit by severe cyclonic storm Fani, more than 3000 families of Puri district on Friday complained to the Lokayukta that their names have been excluded from the beneficiary list .(Arabinda Mahapatra/HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 16, 2019 03:24 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByHT Correspondent

National disaster management body to document lessons from cyclone Fani

The NIDM under the Ministry of Home Affairs that did a similar report on 1999 super cyclone now plans to bring out a document on the areas that Odisha excelled at and also the aspects that the state needs to get better.
Cyclone Fani laid bare the weaknesses in the power infrastructure of Odisha as over 1.5 lakh electric poles were either uprooted or twisted.(PTI Photo)
Cyclone Fani laid bare the weaknesses in the power infrastructure of Odisha as over 1.5 lakh electric poles were either uprooted or twisted.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Sep 11, 2019 03:41 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty

Centre approves Rs 3,338 crore assistance for cyclone Fani-hit Odisha

Cyclone Fani left 64 people dead and 12 seriously injured.
A man and a woman seen amid destruction in the aftermath of Cyclone Fani.(Arabinda Mahapatra / Hindustan Times)
A man and a woman seen amid destruction in the aftermath of Cyclone Fani.(Arabinda Mahapatra / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jun 18, 2020 07:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty

A month after cyclone Fani, Puri is building itself brick by brick

A month after cyclone Fani packing in windspeed in the range of 250 km per hour smashed ashore and wreaked havoc in the coastal district, life seems to be returning to normalcy in Puri.
While livelihood remains a problem, the immediate problem that people in Puri district face are houses that can withstand the impending monsoon, about a fortnight away(HTPhoto)
While livelihood remains a problem, the immediate problem that people in Puri district face are houses that can withstand the impending monsoon, about a fortnight away(HTPhoto)
Published on Jun 02, 2019 09:18 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Puri | ByDebabrata Mohanty

Cyclone Fani: Odisha govt distributes free sanitary napkins in Puri

As part of post-cyclone restoration measures, the Odisha government is distributing free sanitary napkins to all households in Puri district and will continue to do so for the next two months.
A woman cooks inside her house destroyed by the cyclone ‘Fani’ in the Pratap Purushottampur village area of Puri in the eastern Indian state of Odisha on May 10, 2019.(AFP file photo for representation)
A woman cooks inside her house destroyed by the cyclone ‘Fani’ in the Pratap Purushottampur village area of Puri in the eastern Indian state of Odisha on May 10, 2019.(AFP file photo for representation)
Updated on May 19, 2019 08:06 AM IST
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Odisha man, family living in toilet after cyclone Fani razes house

Rendered homeless, Khirod Jena (58), a landless daily wage earner in Raghudeipur village, has been living in 7 feet x 6 feet toilet along with spouse and two grown up daughters.
A dalit man in Odisha’s Kendrapara district has been living in a toilet allotted to him under the Centre’s flagship programme Swachh Bharat Mission after cyclone ‘Fani’ razed his kutcha house to ground(Arabinda Mahapatra / Hindustan Times)
A dalit man in Odisha’s Kendrapara district has been living in a toilet allotted to him under the Centre’s flagship programme Swachh Bharat Mission after cyclone ‘Fani’ razed his kutcha house to ground(Arabinda Mahapatra / Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 18, 2019 03:29 PM IST
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Cyclone Fani led to massive loss of poultry in Odisha: Official

Officials in the state fisheries and animal resources development department said at least 4.2 million birds, mostly broiler chickens, were killed, while more than 6000 livestock were killed by Cyclone Fani.
Other poultry farmers in the region are worried that the cyclone may have dealt a deadlier blow than expected, as many of them had borrowed from banks to take up poultry farming.(HT PHOTO)
Other poultry farmers in the region are worried that the cyclone may have dealt a deadlier blow than expected, as many of them had borrowed from banks to take up poultry farming.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 17, 2019 10:56 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Puri | ByDebabrata Mohanty

Cyclone Fani caused 525 crore infrastructure damage, says Odisha government

The death toll in Odisha due to cyclone Fani has touched 64 with Puri recording the maximum number of casualties at 39 according to official estimates released by the Odisha government on Saturday.
A woman stands in the remnants of her home in the aftermath of cyclone 'Fani', at the heritage crafts village Raghurajpur, in Puri district, Friday, May 10, 2019.(PTI photo)
A woman stands in the remnants of her home in the aftermath of cyclone 'Fani', at the heritage crafts village Raghurajpur, in Puri district, Friday, May 10, 2019.(PTI photo)
Updated on May 12, 2020 08:31 PM IST
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Lessons for Odisha in cyclone Fani deaths

“On May 1 morning when power supply was disconnected, we knew the landfall time to be around 5.30 pm. We thought that we have enough time to shift out,” said Seshadeba Nayak, a resident of village Kuapada.
Most of the 39 deaths that occurred in Puri district, which took the maximum hit when Cyclone Fani roared through Odisha on May 3, could have been because of lack of proper communication and negligence on the part of the victims, say experts and affected families.(File Photo)
Most of the 39 deaths that occurred in Puri district, which took the maximum hit when Cyclone Fani roared through Odisha on May 3, could have been because of lack of proper communication and negligence on the part of the victims, say experts and affected families.(File Photo)
Published on May 14, 2019 08:12 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Puri | ByDebabrata Mohanty

6,498 schools damaged in cyclone Fani in Odisha

The School and Mass Education department in Odisha has assessed a loss of 417.83 crore due to the cyclone, said Information and Public Relations secretary Sanjay Kumar Singh.
A total of 6,498 schools have been damaged in cyclone Fani that ravaged 14 districts in Odisha(AFP)
A total of 6,498 schools have been damaged in cyclone Fani that ravaged 14 districts in Odisha(AFP)
Published on May 13, 2019 08:47 PM IST
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In cyclone-hit Odisha, police and ordinary citizen become good samaritans

As the cyclone dumped rainwater through the ceiling and windows flooding the hospital floor, the nurses, police officers and ordinary citizens become the rescue force in the Cyclone Fani affected Puri.
Hours before the strongest tropical cyclone to hit Odisha in last 20 years ripped through the coast, the woman constable at Talachua marine police station of Kendrapara district did what very few expected her to do.(HT Photo)
Hours before the strongest tropical cyclone to hit Odisha in last 20 years ripped through the coast, the woman constable at Talachua marine police station of Kendrapara district did what very few expected her to do.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 13, 2019 07:24 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty

Fani toll rises to 64, Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik promises permanent houses to families hit

An inter-ministerial team from Centre headed by a joint secretary of Ministry of Home Affairs would start its assessment of damages to the coastal State from May 13.
The government also revised the death toll to 64 with Puri accounting for 39 deaths.(HT Photo)
The government also revised the death toll to 64 with Puri accounting for 39 deaths.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 13, 2019 01:32 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty

Post Fani, Odisha should be considered for special category status: Naveen Patnaik

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik asserted that special category status is the need of the hour due to the massive loss to infrastructure which may stall growth of the state.
Naveen Patnaik praised the people for cooperating with the administration before the calamity hit the state and applauded Patnaik for timely relocation work to minimise the causalities. He also promised to provide all possible help from the Centre.(AFP)
Naveen Patnaik praised the people for cooperating with the administration before the calamity hit the state and applauded Patnaik for timely relocation work to minimise the causalities. He also promised to provide all possible help from the Centre.(AFP)
Updated on May 12, 2019 09:06 PM IST
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In temple town Puri, cyclone hits tourism

The killer cyclone that cut a swathe through the Puri coast before heading towards Bhubaneswar has left almost all the 500-odd hotels in Puri devastated.
Many of the hotels that bore the brunt of the cyclone dot the 10km-long beach beginning from Puri beach police station.(REUTERS)
Many of the hotels that bore the brunt of the cyclone dot the 10km-long beach beginning from Puri beach police station.(REUTERS)
Updated on May 12, 2019 10:04 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Puri | ByDebabrata Mohanty

Cyclone Fani aftermath: Drinking water shortage, high prices cripple life

Around one-third of the state’s crop has been lost and a huge number of livestock has died in the worst cyclone that struck Odisha in the last 20 years.
A view of the destruction in the aftermath of cyclone Fani, in Puri, Odisha.
A view of the destruction in the aftermath of cyclone Fani, in Puri, Odisha.
Updated on May 10, 2019 07:00 AM IST
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Puri/Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty

Cyclone Fani: Odisha stares at ecological crisis

Two of Odisha’s ecological hotspots – Lake Chilka and Balukhand-Konark wildlife sanctuary -- may not be the same any more, thanks to Cyclone Fani that roared through the state on May 3 with wind speeds exceeding 200 km an hour, officials said on Thursday.
A tribal family seen under a collapsed tree that was hit by cyclone Fani, at Birapratap Pur Village, Odisha, India, on Thursday, May 09, 2019.(Photo: Arabinda Mahapatra / Hindustan Times)
A tribal family seen under a collapsed tree that was hit by cyclone Fani, at Birapratap Pur Village, Odisha, India, on Thursday, May 09, 2019.(Photo: Arabinda Mahapatra / Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 10, 2019 08:30 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Puri | ByDebabrata Mohanty

Cyclone Fani: 41 dead, Odisha Govt to receive additional manpower from other states

5000 skilled workers paired up alongside 2500 electricians and equipment will join the operation to restore Odisha post-Cyclone Fani.
A view of the destruction in the aftermath of cyclone Fani, in Puri, Odisha(Arabinda Mahapatra / Hindustan Times)
A view of the destruction in the aftermath of cyclone Fani, in Puri, Odisha(Arabinda Mahapatra / Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 09, 2019 12:45 PM IST
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Bhubaneswar before and after Fani: NASA images hint trail of destruction

NASA’s images compare the situation in Bhubaneswar and the nighttime lights in Cuttack, Odisha’s second largest city north of the state capital, before and after Cyclone Fani, made landfall.
The images show city lighting on April 30 (before cyclone Fani) and on May 5, 2019, two days after Fani made landfall.(NASA Earth/Twitter)
The images show city lighting on April 30 (before cyclone Fani) and on May 5, 2019, two days after Fani made landfall.(NASA Earth/Twitter)
Updated on May 09, 2019 02:48 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Cyclone Fani: Toll rises to 37, Odisha seeks Centre’s help to restore power, telecom services

CM Naveen Patnaik has informed that telecommunication services have completely collpapsed in Puri and has requested several Mobile Tower on Wheels to restore connectivity
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik has to install as many as 1.56 lakh electric poles. Mobile connectivity in Puri and adjoining districts have entirely collapsed(REUTERS)
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik has to install as many as 1.56 lakh electric poles. Mobile connectivity in Puri and adjoining districts have entirely collapsed(REUTERS)
Updated on May 08, 2019 10:24 AM IST
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Cyclone Fani: Odisha starts distributing aid amid complaints of slow restoration work

More than 1.4 crore people have been affected by Cyclone Fani which was the strongest summertime cyclone in the last 43 years
Odisha’s Government has started distributing aid in the aftermath of Cyclone Fani amid complaints of slow restoration work. Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg(Bloomberg)
Odisha’s Government has started distributing aid in the aftermath of Cyclone Fani amid complaints of slow restoration work. Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg(Bloomberg)
Updated on May 07, 2019 02:19 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Puri/Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty

Akshay Kumar donates 1 crore to Chief Minister’s Relief Fund for Odisha cyclone victims

Actor Akshay Kumar has donated 1 crore to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund for victims of the Odisha cyclone Fani.
Twinkle Khanna with her husband-actor Akshay Kumar at the screening of the film Blank, in Mumbai.(IANS)
Twinkle Khanna with her husband-actor Akshay Kumar at the screening of the film Blank, in Mumbai.(IANS)
Updated on May 06, 2019 08:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByRishabh Suri

Cyclone Fani: What India can learn from Odisha

All Indian states, coastal or otherwise, must learn from Odisha and put in place a responsive disaster management system so that they are not caught unawares when a calamity strikes.
The destruction caused by Cyclone Fani after its landfall, Puri, May 3, 2019(PTI)
The destruction caused by Cyclone Fani after its landfall, Puri, May 3, 2019(PTI)
Published on May 06, 2019 02:52 PM IST
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PM Narendra Modi in Cyclone Fani-hit Odisha to review situation

Cyclone Fani barrelled through coastal Odisha on Friday, causing widespread destruction and leaving hundreds homeless and grappling with water shortage and power cuts. At least 39 people died as Cyclone Fani, which means the hood of a snake, pummelled the eastern state.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a review meeting on cyclone Fani on Monday.(ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a review meeting on cyclone Fani on Monday.(ANI)
Updated on May 09, 2020 05:59 PM IST
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Power supply, mobile connectivity eludes Odisha two days after Cyclone Fani

Puri and parts of Khurda district, which includes capital city Bhubaneswar, have been severely affected by the cyclone that hit the Odisha coast on Friday. Despite road connectivity between Puri and Bhubaneswar being restored, at least 40% roads in the interior parts of Puri are yet to be opened.
Odisha power secretary Hemant Sharma said more than 30 lakh electricity consumers in the state have been affected by the cyclone and efforts are on to restore supply to critical sectors such as the airport, hospitals and railway stations.(REUTERS PHOTO)
Odisha power secretary Hemant Sharma said more than 30 lakh electricity consumers in the state have been affected by the cyclone and efforts are on to restore supply to critical sectors such as the airport, hospitals and railway stations.(REUTERS PHOTO)
Updated on May 06, 2019 07:01 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Puri/Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik announces food, monetary aid for people affected by cyclone Fani

Odisha government on Sunday announced surplus food and monetary aid for people after cyclonic storm ‘Fani’ wreaked havoc in Odisha on Friday causing immense damage to critical infrastructures, especially power, telecom and water supply.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.(Arabinda Mahapatra/ HT photo)
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.(Arabinda Mahapatra/ HT photo)
Updated on May 05, 2019 04:27 PM IST
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Bhubaneswar | ByAsian News International

Cyclone Fani: Telecom firms operationalise over 900 base stations in Odisha; restoration work on

State-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd’s (BSNL) exchange at Puri has been made operational and mobile service BTS at the exchange building too is now working, they added.
Restoration work is underway in Odisha, which was battered by cyclonic storm ‘Fani’ on Friday morning.(HT Photo)
Restoration work is underway in Odisha, which was battered by cyclonic storm ‘Fani’ on Friday morning.(HT Photo)
Published on May 05, 2019 01:08 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Cyclone Fani: Railways to resume all train services from Bhubaneshwar on Sunday

The Railways will resume all train services from Bhubaneshwar on Sunday, except two, and it has already cleared the Howrah-Chennai mainline, barely 24 hours after Cyclone Fani hit Odisha, officials said..
Image for representation(Hindustan Times)
Image for representation(Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 05, 2019 07:00 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Not much damage by Cyclone Fani in Bengal: Mamata Banerjee

While flight operations resumed at the Kolkata airport at 9.57 am, train services on the Sealdah and Howrah sections are also getting back to normal.
Except for damaging a few huts, cyclone Fani did not cause much havoc in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said as the severe cyclonic storm weakened Saturday morning and headed towards neighbouring Bangladesh.(PTI)
Except for damaging a few huts, cyclone Fani did not cause much havoc in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said as the severe cyclonic storm weakened Saturday morning and headed towards neighbouring Bangladesh.(PTI)
Published on May 04, 2019 05:53 PM IST
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Kolkata | ByPress Trust of India
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