Bhubaneswar: The concerted efforts of the State Government and the sincere co-operation of the people have resulted in bringing respite and normalcy in the lives of the affected people.
Especially, the collective endeavour of different Departments i.e. Housing and Urban Development, Panchayatiraj and Drinking Water, Energy, Health & Family Welfare, Forest & Environment, Revenue & Disaster Management have brought about remarkable improvement in the life of the affected people. Besides, restoration work is being carried out at fast pace, an official statement said.
Assessment of damage in agriculture and other sectors is being continued and
special package has been announced and thus work in similar line is going on. Day
in and day out effort is accelerated for energy restoration work in most affected Puri district. More than 50,000 consumers have been supplied with electricity in
Puri district Relief Distribution
In Puri district 95.61 % and in Khurda 99 % of beneficiaries have received the cash component. The percentage of such beneficiaries in Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Cuttack, Ranapur Block area of Nayagarh Dist and BMC have been 95%, 99.31%, 97.9 %, 93.6% and 87.4% respectively. 96.7 %, 99%, 97.34%, 98.6%, 98.5 %, 92.2% and 81.9% beneficiaries in Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Cuttack, Khurda, Ranapur Block area of Nayagarh and BMC respectively have been provided with rice. 93.8% beneficiaries in Puri district have been given Polythene or cash in lieu of Polythene while the percentage of such beneficiaries has been 87.4%, 86.4% and 81.8% in BMC, Khurda and Ranapur Block. Similarly, 90% of beneficiaries have been disbursed additional monthly pension in the affected districts and the percentage of such beneficiaries in Khurda, BMC, Cuttack, Puri, Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur has come to 94%, 64.3%, 99%, 84.2%, 97.5% and 98% respectively.
Health and Family Welfare Department is taking all out measures for health services and awareness campaign in the affected areas. 46 nos of medical relief centres are functioning in Puri while 20 doctors and 200 District Multipurpose Health Workers are deployed to provide immediate health services in the affected GPs of Puri and Khurda. More than 1,62,526 no of open water sources have been disinfected by now and more than 22,037 sanitation and cleanliness drives have been undertaken by the Gram Kalyan Samitis and other NGOs. More than 28 lakh 55 thousand ORS sachets and around 37 lakh Halogen tablets have been distributed among the cyclone affected people.
As on today, Bank Branches operational in Puri, Khurda, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Ganjam and Kendrapara are 94.59 %, 98.93%, 99.49%, 97.56%, 99.77% and 100% respectively, while ATMs functioning in Puri, Khurda, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Ganajam and Kendrapara have been 41.45%, 80.49%, 82.75%, 84.13%, 100% & 87.72% respectively.
Remarkable achievement has been made in Cuttack, Khurda, Jagatsinghpur
and Kendrapara district, so far as power restoration is concerned. All the consumers in Cuttack CDD-I division have been supplied with power connection while in CDD-II, 68,101out of 69,031 consumers have been connected. In Cuttack CED, 71200 urban and rural consumers out of 95,599 have been given connection.
Till date, 95% of electricity consumers in Cuttack district have been provided with ectricity.
While connectivity to all the consumers have been completed in Bhubaneswar BCDD-I Division, in BCDD-II and BED Division, all rural and urban consumers have been provided with power connection. Power Supply in Khurda district has reached upto 94% till date.
All the feeders in JED Division of Jagatsinghpur have been operational and 1,06,215 consumers out of 1,16,215 connected with power in Jagatsinghpur district, which is 95 %. In Paradeep PED, all 24 feeders have been activated, enabling all consumers of this division to get electricity connection.
In Puri, all out effort is being made to restore electricity as early as possible.
Till now 18 feeders out of 56 and 12 feeders out of 28 in PED and NED Division respectively have been operational.