Odisha Govt confirmed death toll in Cyclone Titli, floods in State increased to 77



Bhubaneswar: The State Government on Wednesday confirmed that the death toll in Cyclone Titli and subsequent floods in the State has increased to 77. This was informed by the Joint Relief Commissioner Prabhat Mohapatra .

Mohapatra said, “While 58 out of the 77 deceased have been identified, verification of 19 others is underway. A Central team will visit the State for an inspection soon.” Mohapatra further said that 8,7536 houses and 3,75,390 hectares of cropland have been damaged due to the natural calamity. Besides, 60.11 lakh population has been affected in the aftermath of Titli.

On restoration and repair works, Mohapatra said all breaches occurred on State roads in Ganjam, Rayagada, Gajapati, Cuttack, Puri and Kandhamal districts have been closed. Restoration work of the NH between Gazalbadi and Daringbadi, which was washed away is underway, he added.

“Power supply has been restored in all affected areas in Ganjam, Rayagada and Kandhamal Districts. In Gajapati, power supply has been restored to 65,955 out of 1,18,842 affected consumers,” he informed.

Situation Report on Very Severe #Cyclonic Storm “#TITLI” and Subsequent Flood, Land slide etc.-2018 23.10.2018 (5.00 PM)

Impact/ Extent of Damage:

• 17 Districts affected namely Balasore, Bhadrak, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Gajapati, Ganjam, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur, Kandhamal, Kendrapara, Keonjhar, Khordha, Mayurbhanj, Nayagarh, Puri, Angul, Rayagada.

• 128 nos. of Blocks affected.

• 8125 nos. of Villages affected.

• 60.11 lakh of Population affected​.
• 757269 Livestock affected (LA-298784, SA- 180391, Poultry-278094)
• 77 nos. of Human lives lost (district-wise detail attached)
• 46863 nos. of Livestock lost (LA-743, SA-3527, Poultry-42593)
Crop Area affected

• 375390 hectare.

House damaged

• 87536 nos. of houses damaged


Relief and Restoration:

i. Gratuitous Relief (GR):
• Government have announced for providing gratuitous relief for 15 days at the rate of Rs. 60/- per adult and Rs 45/- per child per day to all affected families of Ganjam, Gajapati and Gunupur Sub- Division of Rayagada district.

• Accordingly, an amount of Rs. 102.00 crorehas been released in favour of the Collectors concerned for payment as advance towards GR (Gajapati- 11.0 crore, Ganjam- 89.60 crore, Rayagada-1.40 crore).

ii. Health Measures:

• 54 nos. of Doctors deployed from outside district (40 in Ganjam, 9 in Gajapati, 5 in Rayagada).
• 70 nos. of Medical Relief Centers (MRCs) opened (39 in Ganjam, 29 in Gajapati, 2 in Rayagada).
• 83 nos. of mobile teams deployed (52 in Ganjam, 24 in Gajapati, 7 in Rayagada).
• Open water sources are being disinfected in affected areas.
• Gaon Kalyan Samiti (GKS) are taking Village Cleanliness drives.
• ORS pkts. and Halazone tablets are also being distributed in the affected areas.


iii. Veterinary Measures:

• Rapid Response Teams have been formed (1 in Puri district, 13 in Gajapati, 22 in Ganjam, 3 in Rayagada, 3 in Cuttack & 12 in Kandhamal) to provide necessary Veterinary services.
• Mobile Veterinary Units (02 in Puri, 7 in Gajapati, 22 in Ganjam, 3 in Rayagada, 1 in Cuttack & 12 in Kandhamal) have been mobilized to organize Veterinary Health Camps / De-worming Camps in each affected villages.
• 12 MVU vehicles and 52 Veterinary staff consisting of 20 BVO/VAS (5 nos. from Cuttack, 11 nos. from Koraput, 3 nos. from Khorda, 1 no. from Rayagada), 26 LIs and 6 attendants have been engaged in animal health care activities in Gajapati district.
• 1476 nos. of animal health camps have been organized.
• 114379 nos. of animals have been treated & 138045 animals have been vaccinated.
• A total of 560.00 MT of Cattle Feed have been supplied to flood affected districts i.e. 313.00 MT in Ganjam district & 247.00 MT in Gajapati district. A total of 163.00 MT of cattle feed in Gajapati district & 182.88 MT of cattle feed in Ganjam district have been distributed so far till the date.

iiii. Drinking Water:
• 30 no. of water tankers engaged in Ganjam and Gajapati districts.
• 621900 no. of Water pouch distributed in Ganjam, Gajapati and Rayagada.
• 2 nos. of Mobile Water Treatment Plant each having capacity of 4000 pouch per hour deployed in Gajapati district.
• 24088 no. of Tube Wells have been disinfected in Ganjam, Gajapati and Rayagada districts.
• 597 nos. of PWS out of 662 affected have been made functional in Ganjam, Gajapati and Rayagada districts.

v. Restoration of Infrastructure:

❖ Works Department-

• All (67) breaches occurred in State Roads have been closed in Ganjam, Rayagada, Gajapati, Cuttack, Puri and Kandhamal districts.

• National High Way: All 6 breaches occurred in Ganjam and Gajapati districts have been closed and normal traffic has been restored.

• Restoration is ongoing in 5 Km (NH) stretch of road between Gazalbadi and Daringbadi which has been washed away completely.


❖ Rural Development Department-

• 562 out of 570 no. of roads (1309.763 kms) affected, have been cleared and made trafficable in Gajapati, Ganjam, Rayagada and Kandhamal Districts.

❖ Department of Water Resources-

● 125 breaches occurred in river/saline embankments; 47 temporarily closed; work in 49 is in progress; 29 to be taken up.
● 182 breaches occurred in canals; 178 temporarily closed; 04 is in progress.
● 392 breaches occurred in Minor Irrigation canal system; 376 no. of breaches closed; work is ongoing in 15 no. of breaches and rest 1 will be taken up.

❖ Housing and Urban Development Department-


• Normal Water Supply has been restored in all the 89 affected ULBs in Ganjam, Gajapati, Kandhamal, Puri, Cuttack and Rayagda districts.

• All the ongoing restoration & sanitation works has been completed and normal day to day sanitation is going on.

❖ Energy Department-


• Power supply has been restored to all 820651 affected consumers in Ganjam, Rayagada & Kandhamal Districts.
• In Gajapati district power supply has been restored to 65955 out of 118842 no. of affected consumers. Electricity has been restored to all the 7 block headquarters and to the headquarters of 100 out of 149 affected Gram Panchayats.