Modi reviews cyclone ‘Fani’ situation in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed here on Monday the situation in Odisha in the wake of cyclone ‘Fani’.

Modi reviewed the relief and restoration measures being undertaken by government officials in the cyclone-affected areas of the state.

After arriving here at the Biju Patnaik International Airport, the Prime Minister conducted an aerial survey to assess the loss and destruction caused by the cyclone in the state.

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The Prime Minister undertook an aerial survey over the districts of Puri, Khurda, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Bhadrak and Balasore.

Modi was received by Governor Ganeshi Lal, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on his arrival at the city airport.

The Prime Minister had earlier spoken to Governor Ganeshi Lal and the Chief Minister over the phone and assured all possible help from the Centre.

At least 34 people, including 21 from Puri district, have so far lost their lives on account of the cyclone. Fani hit the coastal state on Friday wreaking havoc in several parts of the state.

Around 1.08 crore people in 14,835 villages spread across at least 11 districts have been affected by the cyclone. Over 13.41 lakh people had been evacuated ahead of the severe cyclonic storm on May 3.

Thousands of trees and electric poles have been uprooted in the coastal districts. Puri, where the cyclone made landfall, and parts of Khurdha are areas most affected by the extremely severe cyclonic storm.


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