Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik (File Photo/IANS)

Rs 100 cr package for Fani-hit Odisha vendors, farmers

Bhubaneswar:  Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday announced Rs 100 crore special package for street vendors, coconut growers and poultry farmers affected by Cyclone ‘Fani’. The special package will be met from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF) and state’s own resources. About 30,000 street vendors whose livelihood has been severely affected in 11 […]

Nagpur: Parched land at the drought affected Vena Dam off Amravati Road, 25km from Nagpur, on May 14, 2019. Around 21,000 villages in 151 tehsils across Maharashtra are in the grip of drought, covering almost half the geographical area of the state. (Photo: IANS)

Below normal rainfall expected in monsoon, 15% chance of drought: Skymet

New Delhi:  In bad news for the farm sector, India is expected to receive below normal rainfall during the upcoming Monsoon which is likely to arrive in Kerala on June 4 and there is a 15 per cent chance of drought, private weather forecaster Skymet said on Tuesday. Besides arriving late by about 4 days […]

Puri: Trees uprooted and broken due to the impact of intense rainfall and gale wind accompanied by thunderstorm block a street in Puri, after extremely severe cyclonic storm Fani with wind speed touching nearly 200 kmph made a landfall on the eastern coast wreaking havoc in Odisha, on May 3, 2019. (File Photo: IANS)

14 lakh trees in Odisha damaged by cyclone Fani

Bhubaneswar:  A total of 14 lakh trees and eight lakh saplings were damaged as cyclone Fani devastated coastal Odisha, an official said on Saturday. The Forest and Environment Department is the worst-affected in the cyclone as it sustained a Rs 537 crore loss, Secretary, Information and Public Relations, Sanjay Kumar Singh said. “As per the […]

Puri: Trees uprooted and broken due to the impact of intense rainfall and gale wind accompanied by thunderstorm block a street in Puri, after extremely severe cyclonic storm Fani with wind speed touching nearly 200 kmph made a landfall on the eastern coast wreaking havoc in Odisha, on May 3, 2019. (File Photo: IANS)

Cyclone death toll increases to 37 in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The death toll due to cyclone Fani has increased to 37 in Odisha, said an official on Tuesday. While 21 died in Puri district, where the devastating cyclone made landfall on May 3, five people were killed in Cuttack and four in Mayurbhanj. Besides, four died in Jajpur and three in Kendrapara, said the […]