19 May 2020
Bhubaneswar: While people in Odisha have learnt to live with coronavirus, the approaching Super Cylone AMPHAN poses a great risk to the livelihood of many, which is especially disturbing the people residing in the coastal districts of the State.
Same was revealed during the interaction of OMMCOM NEWS with residents of Sanamachhuaghai village in Bhadrak, one among the many such districts which are vulnerable to the cyclone.
"Joint attack of cyclone and coronavirus is going to make life of humans difficult. While lockdown enforced due to coronavirus has hit the economic condition of everyone, people lack the patience to face the cyclone," said Khetra Mohan Bandha, a local resident.
Another resident of the village, Rukmani Das, said that while the fear of coronavirus is still looming in their minds, the cyclone has left nothing to imagine. As agriculture is the main source of livelihood for her family, she is anxious about the thought of the cyclone affecting it.
"We have experienced the misery of various cyclones such as Fani, Hudhud, Phailin and 1999 Super Cyclone which have snatched away our livelihoods. During the lockdown, the State Government is providing for food and other essentials but sudden bursts of rain and the approaching cyclone has left nothing to think about," said another villager Bhabagrahi Das.
While Parbati Das of the village is worried about her livelihood during such a situation and is expecting any support from the State Government, another resident Radha Das is anxious how she will be able to feed her family as her husband is stranded outside the State due to coronavirus lockdown.