NALCO’s helping hand to cyclone-hit people in Odisha

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Bhubaneswar: Navratna NALCO has immediately started the restoration relief work for the cyclone-hit people in different colonies and slum areas of Bhubaneswar, Khurda and Puri. Nalco’s township 1 & 2 in Chandrasekharpur and head quarter in Nayapalli and Research Centre at Gothapatana have also been badly hit and extensively damaged. But in shortest possible time, Nalco has restored the facilities including 24 hr water supply, power supply through high capacity diesel generators and free movement in colony roads.

In addition, Nalco has taken up relief and restoration work immediately after the cyclone by deploying 7 teams, consisting of electricians, plumbers, wood cutters with electric saw, generators and relief materials. Each team consists of 17-20 personnel. Two teams each from Nalco’s Angul and Damanjodi unit have arrived in Bhubaneswar to augment the relief operations being undertaken. Nalco is providing relief materials consisting of sarees, towel, rice, dal, salt, sugar, jaggery, biscuit, milk and fruits.

On 4th May, Nalco has distributed relief in the slum areas of Patia. Top management of Nalco, including CMD & Dir (HR) have been personally organising the relief operations and restoration job.

In an innovative way of providing relief from water scarcity in colonies, Nalco’s relief team is moving with DG sets to supply power to the bore well for lifting water to overhead tanks and charge the inverter in colonies. Plumbers and electricians of the team are also helping the inhabitants of the colonies to repair the damaged portion and restore electricity respectively.

Unions, Associations, NGOs, people of the colonies and slums have greatly appreciated the immediate relief and restoration work undertaken by NALCO.

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