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Centre steps up relief work to restore Power and Telecommunications in cyclone affected Odisha

The National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC), under the Cabinet Secretary Sh. P. K. Sinha further reviewed the rescue and relief measures in the cyclone “FANI” affected areas of Odisha with the senior officials of State Government and Central Ministries/Agencies concerned. Ministry of Home Affairs has released a further assistance of Rs 1,000 Crores to Odisha, as announced by the Prime Minister yesterday. Earlier Rs 341 crores had been provided to the State as an advance to its SDRF. Stressing on early restoration of Power infrastructure, Odisha Government reported that following deployment of additional manpower and materials from Central PSUs and neighbouring states, power supply has been restoredpartially in Bhubaneswar, while a lot of ground still needed to be covered in Puri. Power supply to maintain essential services such as water, health and banking etc. is being provided through Diesel Generator sets. It was reported that land line connectivity has been restored in Puri though mobile services still remain skeletal..............................

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