Cyclone Gaja

Family of 45-year-old Gaja victim gets relief after one year

K Natarajan (45), a farmworker was staying with his family in a hut in Melathoppu at Soorapallam village when Gaja cyclone struck the coast on November 16, 2018.

published on : 12th December 2019

Free seedlings yet to reach all coconut farmers affected by Gaja

Around 62.42 lakh coconut trees were uprooted or damaged in the wake of the cyclone last year. Of this, 45.07 lakh trees were felled in Thanjavur district alone.

published on : 19th November 2019

Families to care for, TN boat owners turn labourers in aftermath of Cyclone Gaja

In Kodiyakarai, 95 fishermen accepted compensation for boats and eight have availed catamarans but dozens more are pleading for compensation from the Fisheries department.

published on : 16th November 2019

Haunted by memories of cyclone Gaja, Tiruchy's Rajkumari recalls her horrors 

Though Rajakumari's struggles appear never-ending, she believes her grandchildren would support her in the future.

published on : 16th November 2019

Lost 12 thousand chicken in cyclone Gaja, TN poultry owner finds his moorings

Cyclone Gaja's demonic winds devoured his MM Poultry Farm, blew off thatched roofs and brought down several trees last year in 2018.

published on : 16th November 2019

Environmental activists on a mission to restore greenery lost due to cyclone Gaja in Thanjavur

Vanam managed to collect and plant 1.3 lakh Palmyra palm seeds n the delta districts in the past one year.

published on : 16th November 2019

A year after Cyclone Gaja, no sign of signboards to help road users

Empty frames, damaged boards and signages can be seen on highways leading to Thanjavur, Thiruvarur, Nagapattinam and Pudukkottai.

published on : 16th November 2019

A year after cyclone Gaja, banana farmers in Tamil Nadu's Lalgudi yet to recover from havoc

Even as the crops planted in cyclone-affected areas are nearing flowering stage, farmers are cautiously optimistic of returning to financial stability.

published on : 15th November 2019

A year after cyclone Gaja, salt producers in Tamil Nadu's Vedaranyam still struggling

Vedaranyam has 9,000 acres of salterns, of which around 6,000 acres are owned by two corporate firms -- GHCL and Chemplast Sanmar.

published on : 14th November 2019

Cyclone Gaja taught us humanity is still alive, say residents of Dalit colony in TN's Nagapattinam

Three houses in the coastal hamlet of Kodiyakkarai crumbled completely, while several others were damaged.

published on : 13th November 2019

Cyclone Gaja's whirlwind of loss

The waves had pushed calcareous ooze into villages of Pushpavanam, Periyakuthagai, and Naluvethapathi around a kilometre towards inland.

published on : 12th November 2019

Against the wind: Coconut farmers staring at abyss as they remember Gaja

A year back, on November 16, Cyclone Gaja crashed into the Tamil Nadu coast, and left a trail of destruction in its wake. Express travels through the Delta districts, which were worst-hit by the storm

published on : 10th November 2019

Loss of flora & fauna during Gaja continues to affect arrival of birds

Cyclone Gaja’s footprint is still visible at Point Calimere Wildlife and Bird Sanctuary at Kodiyakarai, spread over 21 sq. km. 

published on : 10th November 2019

Meet the babies of ‘Gaja’, born amidst galewinds and darkness in Tamil Nadu last year

Gajashri, who was literally born ‘in the eye of the storm’ on November 16 last year in Nagapattinam, was aptly named after the cyclone.

published on : 10th November 2019

Houses for Gaja victims in 5 yrs: govt; till then give them rental money: HC

The judge further stated that until the completion of works, the petition should be kept pending, and should be listed for hearing every three months.

published on : 3rd August 2019