Cyclone Phailin – The News Insight https://enewsinsight.com Daily Epaper. 100-Word Edit. Fact Check. Fri, 20 Dec 2013 12:33:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.4 https://enewsinsight.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/cropped-TNI-32x32.png Cyclone Phailin – The News Insight https://enewsinsight.com 32 32 UN acclaims Odisha’s handling of Cyclone Phailin https://enewsinsight.com/un-acclaims-odishas-handling-of-cyclone-phailin/ Fri, 20 Dec 2013 12:33:29 +0000 http://www.enewsinsight.com/?p=16529 The United Nations on Friday acclaims the Odisha government for effective management and successfully evacuating and protecting precious lives during the cyclone Phailin, which hit the state’s coast on October 12. Margareta Wahlstrom, Special Representative of the UN Secretary General (SRSG) for Disaster Risk Reduction, presented a citation to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the […]

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The United Nations on Friday acclaims the Odisha government for effective management and successfully evacuating and protecting precious lives during the cyclone Phailin, which hit the state’s coast on October 12.

CM.Margareta Wahlstrom, Special Representative of the UN Secretary General (SRSG) for Disaster Risk Reduction, presented a citation to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the secretariat in Bhubaneswar for fixing the target of “Zero Casualty” during the cyclone.

Patnaik on the occasion said, “The credit for the success of Phailin management goes to the brave people of Odisha who rose to the occasion in spite of all odds and faced the calamity with inspiring courage. I would also like to thank the meteorological department for its accurate prediction of the storm that played a major role in our preparedness. We want to prepare a long term disaster risk reduction plan and climate change action plan for our state and we are now poised to implement it in the coming years.”

“Disaster mitigation is a process towards establishment of world peace. And the citation is also a recommendation of the endeavour of the people’s representatives, the media and the government of Odisha towards achieving that end. I dedicate the award to the people of Odisha,” he added.

The Naveen government had evacuated as many as 9,83,553 people from the coast before the cyclone’s hit at Ganjam Coast of the state.

While as many as 9,885 people had died in the super cyclone which hit Odisha coast in 1999, this time the casualty figure was confined to 21, which is widely recognized as a remarkable achievement.

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Donations pour in for Odisha CM’s Relief Fund https://enewsinsight.com/donations-pour-in-for-odisha-cms-relief-fund/ Fri, 01 Nov 2013 03:52:20 +0000 http://www.enewsinsight.com/?p=16057 It’s really heartening to see the generosity of people and organisations in Odisha, as they have come out to support the cyclone and flood-hit people in the state. Everyday, huge money is being donated to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund, which is definitely a positive sign. The Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC) and the Mahanadi Coalfields […]

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It’s really heartening to see the generosity of people and organisations in Odisha, as they have come out to support the cyclone and flood-hit people in the state. Everyday, huge money is being donated to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund, which is definitely a positive sign.

DSC_0773The Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC) and the Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd. (MCL) [Coal India’s CSR Fund], took the lead by donating Rs 50 crore each separately to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. The Paradip Port Trust (PPT) donated Rs 1 crore to the CM’s Relief Fund.

Other donations came from IDCO (Rs 10 crore), POSCO India (Rs 1 crore), Tripura Government (Rs 1 crore), IMFA (Rs 50 lakh), Bank of India (Rs 2 crore),  Odisha Police Housing and Welfare Association (Rs 25 lakh), Bhushan Steel (Rs 25 lakh), Ind-Bharat Energy (Rs 50 lakh), Bhubaneswar Power Private Ltd (Rs 10 lakh) and Odisha Small Industries Corporation (Rs 50 lakh).

Many other organisations and corporates too contributed to the CM’s Relief Fund (CMRF). Notable among them are Punjab National Bank (Rs 50 lakh), HUDCO (Rs 12.55 lakh), OUAT (Rs 10 lakh), The Press Club of Odisha (Rs 1 lakh), Tennis Star Sania Mirza (Rs 1 lakh), Ruchi Masala (Rs 2.5 lakh) and Cuttack Textile Merchant Association (Rs 2 lakh).

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Rs 206.20 Cr needed to repair Rural Roads in Odisha https://enewsinsight.com/rs-206-20-cr-needed-to-repair-rural-roads-in-odisha/ Wed, 30 Oct 2013 04:52:18 +0000 http://www.enewsinsight.com/?p=16002 Bhubaneswar, 29th October, 2013: The Severe Cyclonic Storm “PHAILIN” that struck the State from 12th of October 2013 caused extensive devastation in 18 out of 30 districts in Odisha. The incessant rainfall on the effect of this cyclonic storm also caused severe floods in northern Odisha. Before normalcy was restored, incessant rainfall from 21st October […]

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Bhubaneswar, 29th October, 2013: The Severe Cyclonic Storm “PHAILIN” that struck the State from 12th of October 2013 caused extensive devastation in 18 out of 30 districts in Odisha. The incessant rainfall on the effect of this cyclonic storm also caused severe floods in northern Odisha.

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Before normalcy was restored, incessant rainfall from 21st October to 26th October 2013 due to the effect of low pressure triggered yet another crisis, creating flood situations in Rusikulya, Vansadhara, Baitarani, Budhabalanga, Subarnarekha and other rivers affecting 13 districts namely Ganjam, Gajapati, Puri, Nayagarh, Khordha, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Kandhamal, Kendrapada, Jajpur, Bhadrak, Balasore and Mayurbhanj. Continued heavy rainfall also severely damaged houses of people and public infrastructure especially roads and embankments have been severely damaged.

Rural roads under 19 RW divisions are submerged and numerous breaches in these roads have destroyed rural connectivity. Many bridges and culverts have been damaged. It has been ascertained from RW divisions that, one rural road of 2 km length under Balasore –I RW division has been submerged.

59 nos. of rural roads of 73 km length under Balasore –II RW division have been submerged in which 2 breaches have occurred and 4 bridges and culverts are damaged. 2 rural roads of 4 km length under Jaleswar RW division have been submerged. 7 rural roads of 4 km length under Bhadrak- I RW division have been submerged. 4 rural roads of 7 km length under Bhadrak- II RW division have been submerged. 20 nos. of rural roads of 91 km length under Cuttack –I RW division have been submerged in which 2 breaches have occurred and 180 bridges and culverts are damaged. 13 nos. of rural roads of 100 km length under Gajapati RW division have been submerged in which 10 breaches have occurred.

51 nos. of rural roads of 300 km length under Ganjam –I RW division have been submerged in which 82 breaches have occurred and 506 bridges and culverts are damaged. 45 nos. of rural roads of 24 km length under Ganjam –II RW division have been submerged in which 95 breaches have occurred and 249 bridges and culverts are damaged. 60 rural roads of 50 km length under Jagatsinghpur RW division have been submerged.

76 nos. of rural roads of 174 km length under Jajpur –I RW division have been submerged in which 7 breaches have occurred and 19 bridges and culverts are damaged. 3 rural roads of 1 km length under Jajpur -II RW division have been submerged. 8 nos. of rural roads of 2 km length under Phulbani RW division have been submerged in which 3 breaches have occurred and 6 bridges and culverts are damaged. 8 nos. of rural roads of 11 km length under Kendrapara –I RW division have been submerged in which 20 breaches have occurred and 8 bridges and culverts are damaged. 4 nos. of rural roads of 8 km length under Kendrapara –II RW division have been submerged in which 22 breaches have occurred and 41 bridges and culverts are damaged.

86 nos. of rural roads of 268 km length under Bhubaneswar RW division have been submerged in which 40 breaches have occurred and 35 bridges and culverts are damaged. 3 rural roads of 5 km length under Baripada RW division have been submerged. 96 nos. of rural roads of 205 km length under Nayagarh RW division have been submerged in which 30 breaches have occurred and 11 bridges and culverts are damaged. 11 nos. of rural roads of 60 km length under Puri RW division have been submerged in which 11 breaches have occurred and 15 bridges and culverts are damaged.

In total, 557 nos. of rural roads of 1389 km length under 19 RW divisions of 13 affected districts have been submerged in which 329 breaches have occurred and 1094 bridges and culverts are damaged. An amount of Rs. 206 Crores 20 lakhs is required to undertake repair of these damaged rural roads and restore road connectivity.

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POSCO-India contributes Rs 1 crore to CM’s Relief Fund https://enewsinsight.com/posco-india-contributes-rs-1-crore-to-cms-relief-fund/ Tue, 29 Oct 2013 03:26:16 +0000 http://www.enewsinsight.com/?p=15979 Bhubaneswar, October 28, 2013: The POSCO INDIA has contributed Rs. 1 Crore to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF) towards restoration & Relief measure. Extending support, Mr. Y W Yoon, CMD, POSCO INDIA today handed over a cheque of Rs 1 crore to the CMRF, Government of Odisha, towards restoration and relief measures for the […]

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Bhubaneswar, October 28, 2013: The POSCO INDIA has contributed Rs. 1 Crore to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF) towards restoration & Relief measure.
Extending support, Mr. Y W Yoon, CMD, POSCO INDIA today handed over a cheque of Rs 1 crore to the CMRF, Government of Odisha, towards restoration and relief measures for the recent cyclone and subsequent flood-affected people in Odisha.

POSCO-IndiaThe cheque was formally handed over to the Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik at the State Secretariat by Mr. Y. W. Yoon, CMD, POSCO INDIA Pvt. Ltd.

It may be noted that POSCO India has proposed to set up its mega steel project near Paradip in Jagatsinghpur district, Odisha. POSCO INDIA also plans to undertake certain relief and restoration work in and around its project area in Jagatsinghpur district, Odisha.

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Reconstruction Work augmented in Schools in Odisha https://enewsinsight.com/reconstruction-work-augmented-in-schools-in-odisha/ Wed, 23 Oct 2013 03:57:47 +0000 http://www.enewsinsight.com/?p=15826 TNI Bureau: The Cyclonic storm Phailin has devastated almost all sectors including school infrastructure and has left behind a trail of severe damage and destruction in the coastal & adjoining Districts in Odisha. The Govt. in School & Mass Education Department has proposed for immediate sanction of a total amount of RS.83447.50 lakh towards special […]

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TNI Bureau: The Cyclonic storm Phailin has devastated almost all sectors including school infrastructure and has left behind a trail of severe damage and destruction in the coastal & adjoining Districts in Odisha. The Govt. in School & Mass Education Department has proposed for immediate sanction of a total amount of RS.83447.50 lakh towards special assistance on priority basis in order to take up the reconstruction and mitigation activities.

DSC_0785The preliminary survey conducted by the School & Mass Education Department reveals that 5820 nos. of Govt. Schools have been severely devastated and it is not possible for Classes to be held there. Students of 1135 schools have lost their belongings including Text Books, Uniforms etc. Approximately 113500 nos. of students are affected and School & Mass Education Deptt. has proposed for purchase of 113500 sets of Text Books for free supply to the affected students.

A sanction of an amount of RS.28091.25 lakh rupees has been proposed for provision of Additional Class Room, Science Laboratory Equipments, Drinking Water facilities, Toilets and Text Books.

About 4685 Elementary School buildings have been damaged due to this natural calamities and for restoration of the buildings a provision of Rs. 234.25 lakh for 4685 Addl. Class Rooms at the estimated cost of RS.5.0 lakh has been proposed.

In the affected district about 5.60 lakh school going children belonging to families who have been utterly devastated with damaged houses belonging etc. The Deptt. has suggested an additional requirement of about Rs 1100 core for printing and supply of Text Books during the current academic session 2013-14.

The School going children of the affected families have also lost their school uniform and the Department has proposed for a sanction of Rs.11.00 core at the rate of RS.200/- per child for at least one pair of school uniform. A total amount of Rs.25625.00 lakh has been proposed for sanction towards additional class room, text books and school uniform under Sarba Siksha Abhiyan.

Mid-Day-Meal infrastructure has been likewise faced immense damaged due to cyclonic storm. The kitchen-cum-Store and places of common Dining & Kitchen equipments in approximately 4685 nos. of schools have been affected. A total amount of 29281.25 lakh rupees has been proposed by the Department for sanction towards restoration of the MOM infrastructure.

The infrastructure of the different devastated district teacher training institution of the State have also been badly affected due to Cyclone and Flood. For immediate repair and reconstruction of the infrastructure of the Institutes a total amount of Rs.450 lakh rupees has been proposed by the Department.

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Classes to begin Ganjam Colleges on Nov 4 https://enewsinsight.com/classes-to-begin-ganjam-colleges-on-nov-4/ Tue, 22 Oct 2013 11:35:32 +0000 http://www.enewsinsight.com/?p=15824 The Odisha Government has extended the puja holidays in all colleges across the Ganjam district till November 3. The classes will now begin on November 4. The decision was taken to carry out renovation and restoration work in damaged college buildings. A huge number of colleges in the district were affected by Cyclone Phailin on […]

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The Odisha Government has extended the puja holidays in all colleges across the Ganjam district till November 3. The classes will now begin on November 4. The decision was taken to carry out renovation and restoration work in damaged college buildings.

DSC_0791A huge number of colleges in the district were affected by Cyclone Phailin on October 12-13. The building, science laboratory, campus and boundary walls of the colleges were badly damaged.

Even though the classes won’t be conducted in the colleges, the lecturers and all other employees will be present inside the campus to monitor the renovation and rehabilitation work.

In addition, the Odisha Government has sanctioned Rs 5 crore for the Berhampur University for the year 2013-14 to carry out renovation and restoration work. The funds should be fully utilised by March 31, 2014. The University has been asked to submit a detailed report on the expenses by April 30, 2014.

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Devastation caused in Ganjam District by Cyclone Phailin https://enewsinsight.com/devastation-caused-in-ganjam-district-by-cyclone-phailin/ Wed, 16 Oct 2013 19:31:10 +0000 http://www.enewsinsight.com/?p=15727 Ganjam suffered the most during the Cyclone Phailin on October 12-13, 2013. The destruction and devastation caused huge loss across the district. The restoration of power services remain a big challenge, while communication and transport links are being restored very fast. The ODRAF teams are trying hard to restore normalcy, while relief and rehabilitation work […]

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Ganjam suffered the most during the Cyclone Phailin on October 12-13, 2013. The destruction and devastation caused huge loss across the district. The restoration of power services remain a big challenge, while communication and transport links are being restored very fast.

The ODRAF teams are trying hard to restore normalcy, while relief and rehabilitation work have already begun. The administration is leaving no stoned unturned to make things better for the common people. Sagar Satapathy, Editor of The News Insight, had a trip to cyclone-ravaged Ganjam district on October 16 to get the visuals of devastation and restoration work.

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Naveen seeks PM’s help to restore Power Services https://enewsinsight.com/naveen-seeks-pms-help-to-restore-power-services/ Mon, 14 Oct 2013 14:02:24 +0000 http://www.enewsinsight.com/?p=15678 Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, who has been credited with saving the lives of thousands of people during Cyclone Phailin, has talked to Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and sought his help in dealing with the power crisis. While power services are being restored in other parts of the state in a phased manner, the […]

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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, who has been credited with saving the lives of thousands of people during Cyclone Phailin, has talked to Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and sought his help in dealing with the power crisis.

naveen-patnaikWhile power services are being restored in other parts of the state in a phased manner, the situation in Ganjam district is very precarious. The SouthCo suffered a huge loss of Rs 180 crore, as 40 sub-stations and 120 feeders were completely damaged. Around six lakh people in the district are living without power.

Teams from CESCO, NESCO and Mumbai are reaching shortly to help in restoring the power services. The Odisha CM requested the PM to send efficient Engineers and other experts, who can lend their helping hand. According to government sources, it may take another another 7-10 days to restore power services in Ganjam district.

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Odisha Govt augments Rescue & Relief Operations https://enewsinsight.com/odisha-govt-augments-rescue-relief-operations/ Mon, 14 Oct 2013 13:09:50 +0000 http://www.enewsinsight.com/?p=15671 Bhubaneswar, 14th October (Press Release): At present the State is under the spell of two disasters like Phailin storm and flood. Flood has affected 5 major districts namely Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Bhadrak, Jajpur and Keonjhar. This situation has been reviewed by the Minister Revenue & Disaster management Sri Surya Narayan Patro in a high level meeting […]

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Bhubaneswar, 14th October (Press Release): At present the State is under the spell of two disasters like Phailin storm and flood. Flood has affected 5 major districts namely Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Bhadrak, Jajpur and Keonjhar. This situation has been reviewed by the Minister Revenue & Disaster management Sri Surya Narayan Patro in a high level meeting in secretariat conference hall today.

Cyclone 14Reviewing the situation the Minister has directed for augmenting the rescue and relief operations by engaging the ODRAF, NDRF, Army and Naval teams along with State Government machinery. The operations for air dropping of relief packets have been taken up on war footing. SRC Sri P.K.Mohapatra has said that air dropping works will start from today afternoon.

Review reveals that the Cyclone has caused heavy rainfall in different parts of Odisha more particularly, in above cited districts. The heavy rainfall at upper basins of Budhabalanga, Subarnarekha and Baitarani has caused flood in these rivers inundating 39 GPs in 4 blocks ( Remuna, Sadar, Jaleswar and Bhogarai) of Balasore District, 2 blocks ( Betanati and Badasahi ) of Mayurbhanj district, 3 blocks ( Korei, Jajpur and Dasarathpur) of Jajpur district and 2 blocks ( Bhadnadripokhari and Dhamanagar ) of Bhadrak district.

The rivers like Subarnarekha, Budhabalanga Baitarani and Jalaka are flowing well above the danger level by 9 AM today. Around 3 lakh people have been surrounded by flood water in Balasore district. The Revenue Divisional Commissioner Dr Arabinda Padhee reached the affected areas in Balasore district for carrying on the rescue and relief operations.

The first hand information available shows that the recent cyclone and flood has affected 128 blocks, 1924 GPs, 15578 villages and 40 urban local bodies. Around 1crore and 19 lakh people have been affected. Because of timely and large evacuation, the human causality has been limited to 21. As of now the reported animal casualty is 313 large animals, 419 small animals and more than 6000 birds. The crop in 4,37,723 hectors have been destroyed. Around 10,13, 647 people and 31,000 domestic animals have been shifted to flood/cyclone shelters and safe places.

The Minister Sri Patro has directed to provide adequate relief, medicine, drinking water in these centers. Minister has also directed to intensify disinfection of tube-wells, wells and other water sources in affected areas for making it usable for people. The doctors , medical teams and sanitation teams have started operation in affected areas to check possible public health hazards.

The Additional Chief Secretary to Chief Minister Sri Aditya Prasad Padhi advised to keep additional back up generators for power support to mobile towers. Sri Padhi also emphasized on generator back up support for making the computer, fax and other systems functional at block and tahasil offices. Minister has directed to keep additional generator sets and adequate diesel in hospitals.

As of now the National High ways and State High ways and other major roads connecting the district and block head quarters have been opened up. Minister Sri Patro has directed to augment efforts for opening up roads to all GP and Villages.

As power distribution systems and grids have severely damaged in many places, emphasis was laid on engaging more technical teams and modern equipments in restoration of power supply in earliest possible time. Energy Secretary Sri Pradeep Kumar Jena has reached the affected areas to expedite the restoration works.

The Special Relief Commissioner has advised all the departments to make assessment of damages and furnish the data in prescribed format by tomorrow for upward transmission to Central Govt. The Minister Sri Patro has also directed to prepare daily work schedule of the restoration work and report compliance without fail.

Development Commissioner Sri Injeti Srinivas, Addl. Chief Secretary, Revenue and Disaster management Sri Taradatt, Additional DG, Police Sri Sanjeeb KUmar Marik, , Principal Secretary Home, Sri Vipin Saxena, Principal Secretary Water Resources Sri Suresh Chandra Mohapatra, Special Relief Commissioner Sri Pradeepta Kumar Mohapatra, the senior officers of Army, Naval, NDRF, ODRAF along with Secretaries of respective Departments and senior officers participated in the discussion.

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Cyclone Phailin ravages Ganjam District https://enewsinsight.com/cyclone-phailin-ravages-ganjam-district/ Mon, 14 Oct 2013 08:13:05 +0000 http://www.enewsinsight.com/?p=15659 The Cyclone Phailin, which hit the Gopalpur Coast at a wind speed of 220 km per hour on October 12, completely ravaged the Ganjam district, resulting in the death of 18 people and damaging 2.40 lakh homes. Most parts of the Ganjam district remain inaccessible. Deaths were reported from Berhampur, Purushottampur, Ganjam Town, Rangeilunda, Polasara […]

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The Cyclone Phailin, which hit the Gopalpur Coast at a wind speed of 220 km per hour on October 12, completely ravaged the Ganjam district, resulting in the death of 18 people and damaging 2.40 lakh homes. Most parts of the Ganjam district remain inaccessible. Deaths were reported from Berhampur, Purushottampur, Ganjam Town, Rangeilunda, Polasara and Khallikote.

Cyclone 16In Ganjam, 3,43,695 people were evacuated to 1,58 shelter centres. That saved their lives. The SouthCo suffered a huge loss of Rs 180 crore, as 40 sub-stations and 120 feeders were completely damaged. Around six lakh people in the district are living without power.

Power services in the urban areas of Ganjam district may be restored in seven days. But, rural areas may get power only after 10-15 days or more. Teams from CESCO, NESCO and Mumbai are reaching shortly to help in restoring the power services. Efforts are on to clear the roads blocked by fallen trees.

Even all areas of Berhampur, have been ravaged by the Cyclone. The MKCG Medical College and Hospital was not spared. Situation is very precarious in Berhampur, Gopalpur, Chhatrapur and many other parts of Ganjam district. Rescue and relief operation are going on full swing. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is visiting the affected areas of Chhatrapur and Rangeilunda today.

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