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20 Per Cent of Odisha Still in Darkness

Published: 18th October 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th October 2014 11:04 PM   |  A+A-

BHUBANESWAR: Power supply is yet to be restored in more than 20 per cent cyclone-hit areas of Odisha’s eight southern districts and 128 rural water supply projects are yet to be restarted, five days after Hudhud hit the state on October 12.

CM Naveen Patnaik who reviewed post-cyclone restoration measures in the affected areas directed the officials to restore electricity connectivity by October 20. He directed that the rural water supply projects should also be ready by the same time.

Meanwhile, submission of memorandum by the state government to the Centre seeking financial assistance for the restoration measures will be delayed three to four more days as detailed reports from all the district collectors are yet to reach.

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