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Hundreds of Dalits stranded in Puri community shelters a month after Cyclone Fani -Satya Sundar Barik

ith weak resilience. Puri: Sulochana Das, a 35-year-old woman in the nondescript village of Sainsa Sasana, had little choice when her four-member family rushed to take refuge in a roadside shop as Cyclone Fani menacingly hurtled towards the Odisha coast on May 3. A month later, Ms. Das’ family cannot just think of moving out of the 10 sq. ft. one-room shop because the place where her home existed before is now a vacant area. Creating a liv

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Multipurpose Cyclone Shelters and Caste Discrimination -Sudhir Pattnaik

-Economic and Political Weekly Dalits, who tried to seek shelter from the approaching Cyclone Fani in Odisha, faced humiliation and discrimination. While they were prevented from seeking protection during earlier natural disasters too, this time, young Dalits have been vocal about the injustice. Please click here to read more.

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As days go by, the impact of Cyclone Fani appears more severe

Initial media reports suggest how timely interventions by various official agencies in Odisha prevented loss of human lives when Cyclone Fani hit that state on 3rd May. However, it is essential to also take into account recent official reports by different agencies, which indicate that the impact of the cyclone has been quite severe. A situation assessment report on the impact of Fani cyclone dated 15th May, 2019, which was released by the Sta

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Cyclone Fani: Odisha pegs losses at Rs.11,942 crore

-The Hindu Cyclone-hit State presents preliminary report to the visiting Central team BHUBANESWAR: Even as normal life is limping back to normality in the districts ravaged by Cyclone Fani on May 3, the Odisha government on Wednesday presented a preliminary report putting the losses at Rs. 11,942 crore. The report was presented to the visiting inter-ministerial Central team assessing the cyclone damages. The cyclone affected 1.6 crore peopl

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Cyclone Fani damage assessment set to begin in Odisha from May 14

of Home Affairs, and Ajay Kumar, Director in the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, visited Puri and parts of Khurdha district. The Central team was apprised of the devastation wrought by Cyclone Fani by the Special Relief Commissioner Bishnupada Sethi, before going for a field visit. Earlier, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik shot off a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanking him for the support rendered to Odisha by the Union gove

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Odisha confirms 21 more deaths, Cyclone Fani toll hits 64 -Ashok Pradhan

-The Times of India BHUBANESWAR: The state government on Sunday confirmed 21 more deaths due to Cyclone Fani, which struck the Odisha coast on May 3. With this, the death toll rose from earlier reported 43 to 64. The special relief commissioner’s situation report on Sunday confirmed that 39 people died in Puri district alone. This is 18 more than what the government had declared earlier. Three more deaths were confirmed in Khurda distric

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Cyclone Fani: Initial estimate pegs crop damage at Rs. 150 crore -Priscilla Jebaraj

-The Hindu 35 lakh poultry birds killed in Odisha The initial estimate of Cyclone Fani’s damage to standing crops in Odisha has been pegged at Rs. 150 crore, but the State Agriculture Department warns that the destruction of storage facilities and harvested crops stored in the open could further spike those losses. Low insurance penetration could also exacerbate farmers’ losses, especially in the poultry sector. “Becaus

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Cyclone Fani: Anger boils over in hungry Puri -Satyasundar Barik

ming Odisha govt. for lack of food Puri (Odisha): The was visible anger on the streets of Puri on Tuesday with thousands of cyclone-affected people struggling to get food and water four days after Cyclone Fani hit the district. Although the Odisha government had said that cooked food was being provided to those who took shelter in different buildings including multi-purpose cyclone shelters, community kitchens opened at most slum areas only on T

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IIT Kharagpur professors behind life-saver shelters -Subhankar Chowdhury

-The Telegraph Shelters that can function as a a school or a vegetable market Kharagpur: Two IIT Kharagpur professors who have designed the shelters that saved thousands of lives after Cyclone Fani hit Odisha last Friday said the lessons of the 1999 supercyclone were the trigger behind their project. Sriman Kumar Bhattacharyya, professor of civil engineering department at the institute, and Gopal Chandra Mitra, a visiting professor at the d

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Cyclone Fani: Clamour for food grows in Odisha -Satyasundar Barik

-The Hindu Villagers run out of supplies they had stocked ahead of the cyclone BHUBANESWAR: Three days after the extremely severe cyclonic storm Fani hit Odisha coast, the State government on Monday reached several villages blocked by uprooted trees and collapsed electrical poles for the first time to find people in dire need of water, food and polythene sheets. The famed marine drive road between Konark and Puri was cleared on Monday. When the cyclone warning came in the last week of

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