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Odisha: CM Naveen Patnaik takes stock of situation in Odisha, post cyclone Fani

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Naveen on Wednesday reviewed the situation and restoration work undertaken in the state in the aftermath of the destruction caused by cyclone Fani.

The meeting was attended by senior state and district officials.

Talking to media after the meeting, the expressed his sadness on damage caused to

"I am deeply saddened by damage caused to We will make into a World class heritage city," the said after the meeting.

Acknowledging that gets its sourced through three lines, all of which were badly damaged, the Chief Minister said, "With thousands of workers working day and night on a war footing basis - one line is getting restored today."

"With the restoration of this one line, power supply to start in Puri town, Nimapara NAC and Konark NAC from tonight in a phased manner. With so many uprooted trees, tree safety is an important aspect of power restoration. I appeal to everyone to cooperate in this humongous task as we are almost re-electrifying

He also expressed "deepest condolences" to the family of who sacrificed his life while working on this on Tuesday.

The Chief Minister also promised that at the rate of 2.5 litres per family will be made available free of cost every 10 days in the affected areas till restoration of power is completed, rice at the rate of 50 Kg. per family will be made available for all non-ration-card holders also.

"House building damage and other assessment as per Relief Code has been started and will be completed within a week. 10 lakh candles will be available in next few days for free distribution," said the chief minister.

He also said that sanitary napkins will be made available for free of cost for the next two months.

Later in the evening, Hemant Sharma, of said that has been restored in and nearby areas.

too took to twitter to post, " Extremely happy to share that supply has been restored to Srimandir and Bada Danda now. Thank thousands of workers from so many states who are working day and night to ensure to #Puri.

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First Published: Wed, May 15 2019. 21:22 IST