Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan visited CycloneTitli hit Ganjam & Gajapati districts of Odisha. Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan slams Odisha government over Cyclone Titli Management.
“People here are in distress, restoration of electricity supply is still pending in the villages. Many tribals have lost their livestock; I urge the StateGovt. to evaluate loss of livestock at earliest as demanded by the people Union Govt. will provide all necessary funds from NDRF,” said Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan. “The State Govt. has been making false claims of keeping record of livestock deaths and restoring electricity. I will soon submit a report on #CycloneTitli and its damage to Hon’ble PM Shri Narendra Modi ji. Assured the people of all possible help from the Union Government,”said Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan visited villages destroyed by Cyclone Titli in Gajapati, Ganjam district today. Interacted with the affected people in the recent landslides caused by heavy rainfall under the impact of the devastating cyclone and expressed my sympathy & support to the people.
“People reported that they were not warned by the administration about the cyclone or the rainfall. Electricity supply is yet to be restored in affected villages & those living in hilly areas. Also, none of the state officials have contacted them about the death of their livestocks. The State Govt. had made tall claims to have electrified 95% villages in Odisha. However, I witnessed that electricity is yet to reach many villages in Rayagada area that was the epicentre of #CycloneTitli. Witnessed a horrifying incident, where a father had to carry the dead body of his 8-year old daughter in a sack. Landslides due to #CycloneTitli have caused huge damages in the Rayagada area, there is no road connectivity or electricity & certainly no relief to the people,” said Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.
“It seems the State Govt has abandoned people in their hour of need. Even after 8 days the situation is very disturbing in Rayagada block of Gajapati district. People living in over 100 villages are still cutoff from relief,” he further added.