Cyclone Fani took Naveen Patnaik's Odisha government and the common man by surprise. A state that took pride in disaster management was found wanting as basic necessities like power, water and polythene were hard to get
Evacuation was successful, but Bhubaneswar and large swathes of the state continue to be without electricity and water even five days after Cyclone Fani battered Odisha. Has the Naveen Patnaik government done enough?
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Repairs and rehabilitation work after Cyclone Fani need to be done quickly owing to the upcoming monsoon season. After the initial relief announced by the government, the rehabilitation should be done within six months to one year.
Cyclone Fani left a trail of destruction ripping apart all the major infrastructure in over 11 coastal districts affecting more than 1.5 crore people. Over 5.08 lakh houses have been damaged in the cyclone which had made landfall in Puri last Friday.