10 May 2019
Bhubaneswar: After reviewing relief and restoration operations in Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur districts in the aftermath of extremely severe Cyclone FANI, Chief Secretary AP Padhi informed that drinking water supply has been restored in both these districts through use of gensets. All tubewell and sanitary wells have been disinfected as well.
He also said that there has been substantial progress in restoration of power supply in Kendrapara and directed the CESU authorities to resume power supply to all block headquarters in Jagatsinghpur district by 12th May.
The Chief Secretary also informed that three persons were killed and as many as 1.17 lakh people had been evacuated in Kendrapara before FANI hit Odisha coast on May 3.
He directed to expedite relief distribution works and make the process easy for people to avail the relief assistance. He further directed to do accurate assessment of the house and crop damage in the affected areas.