6 lakh hectare of farmland in coastal Odisha suffered extensive damage due to #CycloneBulbul; road communication, electricity affected

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Bhubaneaswar: Preliminary assessment suggests that around 30 to 40 percent of paddy crops cultivated on 6 lakh hectare of farmland in north-coastal districts have suffered extensive damage due to Cyclone Bulbul says Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Jena.

According to reports, mostly Jajpur, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Bhadrak and Balasore districts have been affected by Cyclone Bulbul’s movement since last night. Trees and electric poles have been uprooted at several places in these districts. Kendrapada district was the worst affected as maximum numbers of trees were uprooted here. On the other hand, the Collectors of the affected districts have been asked to provide cooked food to 3,500 people till Saturday night.

NDFR, ODRAF and Odisha Police teams engaged in clearing road blockades amid incessant rain and gushing wind.

Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) this evening informed that the supply of electricity to many places of Jajpur, Jagatsinghpur and Kendrapada districts have been restored today after clearing uprooted trees and broken branches.

The road communication was also normalised in various areas of these districts as Cyclone Bulbul affected partially in Odisha. However, normalcy is yet to come back in Rajnagar and Rajkanika blocks, said SRC, Pradeep Jena.

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