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Odisha's ancient art of Pattachitra struggles to find its feet after Cyclone Fani

In the wake of Cyclone Fani, the art community comes to the rescue of Raghurajpur’s pattachitra artists.

Beyond shelter in a storm, Odisha eyes sturdier homes, power and trees

Around Odisha, more than half a million homes were damaged, close to 1.5 million trees uprooted, and much of its energy infrastructure was destroyed.


Centre to provide technical support to cyclone-hit Odisha

A team of the NDMA that visited the cyclone hit areas of the state lauded its efforts in tackling the cyclone saying Odisha's preparedness and response to the cyclone Fani from the state to the community level is "world class."

Naveen Patnaik meets PM Modi, requests special category status for Odisha after Cyclone Fani

The CM also requested PM Modi for Special Category State status to Odisha as the coastal town was hit by a cyclone recently, which did a great deal of damage.

Explained: Why Cyclone Vayu is an obstacle to northward progress of monsoon

Vayu is much weaker than Fani. At its strongest, it is likely to generate winds of speed 110-120 km per hour, according to current forecasts. In contrast, winds associated with Fani had speeds of about 220 km per hour

Tickets sales from Hockey Series Finals to be donated to Odisha government

In aid to the destruction caused by Cyclone Fani in early May in the state of Odisha, Hockey India have promised to donate all of their ticket sales to the relief fund.


IMD sent nearly 65 lakh SMS to give Fani alert

Nearly half of the 59,37,365 messages were sent to the farmers of Odisha that saw the maximum destruction due to Fani.

Finding Fani

64 dead, 18,388 villages affected across 14 dists, fields flattened, livelihoods lost. While Odisha has been lauded for evacuation that avoided a high death toll, as Cyclone Fani barrelled its way through at 205 kmph, it left death, destruction and a state staring at a long haul.

Odisha govt prepares massive plantation drive

The Rs 188 crore five-year plan aims to create a green barricade along the coast and generate green cover in cyclone-hit Puri, Bhubaneswar and Cuttack.

Centre, Odisha discuss restoration of banking services in Fani-hit districts

Additional Secretary, Union Finance Ministry, Debashis Panda said, “Since day one, we are analysing the situation. We had instructed all banks to restore banking services immediately. But that was a challenge considering absence of power and (telecom) connectivity. Still, banks tried to provide services using alternative means.”

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Aftermath of Cyclone Fani: Odisha struggles to restore basic amenities

CM Naveen Patnaik tweeted on Sunday that all families in Puri and in those parts of Khurda, which had been “extremely severely affected”, will get 50 kg of rice, Rs 2,000 in cash and polythene sheets, if covered under the Food Security Act (FSA).

Cyclone Fani photos: 8 dead in Odisha as storm weakens to ‘very severe’

Cyclone Fani Odisha Photos: An estimated seven lakh people have been evacuated from the coastal areas in Odisha, according to a senior official in the Special Relief Commissioner’s office.