Cyclone Fani: The death toll rises to 29 in Odisha, CM announces an aid package

BHUBANESWAR: The Death Valley In Cyclone Fani Rise Up To 29 On Sunday, Two Days After The" Extremely Severe" Storm Burst Through The Shore, Caused Widespread Destruction And Caused Hundreds Of Wrestling With Water Shortages And Power Outages, An Officer Said.

Announcement Of An Aid Package For Those Affected By The Emergency, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik All The Families In Puri And In Those Parts Of Khurda Said That Were" Extremely Badly Affected" ; In The Storm, Get 50 Kg Rice, Rs 2,000 In Cash And Polyethylene Sheets, If Covered Under (FSA).

For The Rest Of Khurda District - Categorized As" Seriously Affected" - The FSA Families Get A Month ' S Quota Rice, Rs 1,000 In Cash And Polyethylene Sheets, He Added.

Those Living In The Moderately-Affected Districts Of Cuttack, Kendrapara And Jagatsinghpur Are Eligible For A Quota Of Rice Of A Month ' And 500 Rs In Cash, Said Patnaik.

The Prime Minister Also Announced Rs 95,100 For" Completely Damaged" Homes, Rs 52,000 For" Partially Damaged" Homes, And Rs 3,200 For Homes That Had Minor Damage.

Patnaik Spoke To Journalists Here And Argued That The Water Supply Had Been Restored In 70% Of The Areas In The Worst Hit City Of Puri And 40% Of The Places In Bhubaneswar, The State Capital.

I Hope That The Water Supply In Bhubaneswar Will Be Restored Soon And At Least In 90% Parts Of Puri City By This Evening, The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) Chef, Looking For A Fifth Tenure, Said.

The Government Has Made Agreements To Provide Free Cooked Food In The Coming 15 Days. We Also Incorporate Tree Planting In A Mission Mode, He Added.

However, The Prime Minister Was Unable To Provide Details On The Status Of The Ongoing Work To Restore The Energy In The Affected Areas.

We Need To Be Very Careful To Avoid Accidental Electrocution, He Said, When Asked If The Power Supply Would Be Restored In The Capital, Which Will Run Without Electricity For The Third Day On Sunday.

According To State Secretary A P Padhi, 21 Of The 29 Deaths Were Registered In The Pilgrim Town Of Puri, Where The Storm Landed On Friday, Flattening Fragile Houses, Dozens Of Trees, Electric Poles And Mobile Towers.

The Government Had Huge Restoration Work Performed In 10,000 Villages And 52 Urban Areas Afflicted By The Storm, Causing Almost One Crore Population, He Said.

The Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm, One Of The 'Rarest Rare' Unleashed Countless Abundant Rain And Thunderstorms Running Up To 240kph On Friday, Throwing Out Houses And Flushing Towns And Villages, Before West Bengal Weakened And Entered

Claiming Efforts To Restore Electricity In Affected Areas, Energy Secretary Hemant Sharma Said The Power Infrastructure Was Badly Damaged In Puri, Khurda, Ganjam, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, And Balasore Districts During The Cyclone.

According To A State Official, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Will Probably Visit Odisha To Review The Situation. Modi Spoke On Saturday With Patnaik And Insured Continuous Support Of The Rehabilitation Center.

The East Coast Railway (ECoR) Partially Resumed Operations On The Howrah-Chennai Route On Sunday.

Except For The Bhubaneswar-Tirupati Express And The Visakhapatnam Intercity Express, All Trains Coming From The Capital, Including The Bhubaneswar-New Delhi Rajdhani Express, Will Run Normally From Sunday, An ECoR Official Said.