Cyclone Phailin

Odisha CM seeks early sanction of Rs 399 crore as assistance for cyclone Phailin destruction

Odisha CM seeks early sanction of Rs 399 crore as assistance for cyclone Phailin destruction

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday urged union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to sanction Rs.399.83 crore as assistance for cyclone Phailin destruction from the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF), which was pending due to an erroneous assessment.

Nov 28, 2015, 20:45 PM IST

Odisha aims to reach global standards in disaster mgmt: Naveen Patnaik

Attempting to reach global standards in the disaster management, the Odisha government today said it will use space technology for tackling calamities in the state.

Oct 30, 2015, 01:04 AM IST

Irregularities found in allotment of Indira Awaas Yojana benefits in Odisha

Close on the heels of a pension fraud, alleged irregularities in allotment of Indira Awaas Yojana (IAY) benefits have come to the fore in Ganjam district following which district administration has cancelled 13 work orders in Kukudakhandi block.

Aug 24, 2015, 13:13 PM IST

Cabinet okays Odisha, Andhra cyclone risk revised cost

The union cabinet on Thursday approved the revised cost estimates for phase-I of the national cyclone risk mitigation project for Andhra Pradesh and Odisha.

Jul 16, 2015, 15:50 PM IST

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik demands central assistance

 Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday demanded central assistance for the state hit by cyclones Hudhud and Phailin saying it was a "genuine" need.

Nov 05, 2014, 23:30 PM IST

Cyclone Hudhud brings back memories of last year's Phailin

It was exactly a year ago that Cyclone Phailin, comparable to the magnitude of Cyclone Hudhud, hit the north coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh leaving two dead and heavy loss of crops.

Oct 11, 2014, 17:47 PM IST

People in Ganjam haunted by memories of Cyclone Phailin

With Cyclone Hudhud likely to make its landfall in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh on October 12, people of Ganjam district in southern Odisha are haunted by the memories of devastation caused by Cyclone Phailin a year ago.

Oct 08, 2014, 17:48 PM IST

Odhisha govt motivating flower growers to set up greenhouse

With floriculture suffering a setback after cyclone Phailin last year, Odisha government is encouraging flower growers to set up greenhouses in Ganjam district to boost production in a big way.

Aug 11, 2014, 13:03 PM IST

USAID to provide $3.4 mn for Phailin-hit people

The United States, through the US Agency for International Development, will provide USD 3.4 million to NGOs for back-up to recovery activities for Cyclone Phailin-affected communities in Odisha.

Apr 09, 2014, 19:11 PM IST

Where were Sonia, Rahul, Modi when Phailin hit Odisha: Naveen

Naveen Patnaik criticised Sonia Gandhi and Narendra Modi for neglecting the state when it was hit by cyclone Phailin last year.

Mar 05, 2014, 22:54 PM IST

World Bank team visited cyclone-hit Ganjam district

A World Bank team has visited the cyclone Phailin affected Ganjam district and discussed with the district administration about restoration works in the ravaged areas.

Feb 26, 2014, 13:22 PM IST

Pandemonium in Odisha house over Phailin funds

Odisha Assembly was on Wednesday adjourned for about an hour following an uproar over the Centre`s directive to the state to return a part of its assistance given for Cyclone Phailin.

Feb 12, 2014, 13:12 PM IST

Cong raises `relief loot` issue in Assembly, debate denied

Congress on Wednesday accused the ruling BJD MLAs and corporators of misappropriating relief materials meant for victims of `Cyclone Phailin`, but Speaker Pradip Amat rejected the Opposition demand for an adjournment motion on the issue in Odisha Assembly.

Feb 05, 2014, 20:38 PM IST

UN appreciates restoration, rehabilitation after Cyclone Phailin

The Odisha government`s restoration and rehabilitation work after cyclone Phailin came in for UN appreciation on Saturday.

Dec 21, 2013, 19:54 PM IST

UN praises role of media during cyclone Phailin

Happy over reduction of human losses during cyclone Phailin, the United Nations on Saturday appreciated media`s role during the disaster which hit the Odisha coast on the night of October 12.

Dec 21, 2013, 19:45 PM IST

Cyclone Phailin damage control recognised by UN

The Odisha government`s success in minimising the devastation caused by Cyclone Phailin which struck Odisha in early October came in for UN recognition.

Dec 20, 2013, 19:47 PM IST

Opposition stalls Odisha Assembly, demand Patro`s resignation

Odisha Assembly could conduct business for only 11 minutes on Friday and was adjourned till Monday due to noisy protests by Congress MLAs demanding resignation of state revenue and disaster management minister SN Patro for allegedly misleading the House.

Dec 14, 2013, 01:12 AM IST

Cong accuses BJD of treason, demands minister`s resignation

Accusing the ruling BJD in Odisha of treason, Congress today demanded resignation of state revenue and disaster management minister S N Patro who slammed the UPA government and said only Rs 250 crore was released for the victims of cyclone Phailin by the Centre.

Dec 12, 2013, 20:36 PM IST

Southco close to restoration of electricity in Ganjam

Nearly two months after severe cyclone Phailin hit Odisha, power distribution company Southco said it was close to restoration of electricity supply in worst-hit Ganjam district.

Dec 09, 2013, 13:18 PM IST

World Bank, ADB team visit cyclone-hit areas to assess damage

An expert team of World Bank and Asian Development Bank visited different areas of cyclone-hit Ganjam district in Odisha to assess the damage.

Nov 28, 2013, 14:24 PM IST