Andhra Pradesh Minister for Secondary Education K Pardhasaradhi on Thursday said that 1.5 lakh hectares of ready to harvest paddy crop in Krishna district has been damaged due to three consecutive cyclones - Phailin, Helen and Lehar.
With the Lok Sabha elections approaching, Minister of State for Statistics & Programme Implementation Srikant Kumar Jena on Monday asked the Odisha government not to politicise the post-Phailin relief operations.
Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL) has provided high power generator sets to the district administration of Ganjam, the worst-affected district of Odisha in cyclone Phailin, helping the state government to restore normalcy.
Odisha government on Friday said it would prepare a memorandum to seek central assistance in the next two days for relief and restoration works in the cyclone and flood affected districts, even as the death toll in the twin calamities mounted to 44.
The flood situation in Odisha, triggered by cyclone Failin and resultant heavy rains, remained grim today as the major rivers were in spate, leaving about one lakh people marooned as the death toll in the calamities mounted to 28.