Berhampur, May 7 (LocalWire): Ganjam and Gajapati districts in a show of solidarity have sent men and material to undertake relief and restoration work in neighbouring district Puri, the worst affected district due to the extremely
severe cyclone Fani.
Around 250 employees, mainly sanitary staff from different urban local bodies, including Berhampur Municipal Corporation rushed to clean the temple city.
Around 500 labourers, including 50 officers of Southco Utility have also been deployed in the cyclone-ravaged areas to restore power supply.
Several rural water supply employees from Gajapati district have also been deputed in Puri to repair the rural water supply systems damaged by the cyclone.
Led by the BeMC commissioner, Chakravarti Singh Rathore, the sanitary workers from Ganjam district will clean Puri town, said Ganjam Collector Vijay Amruta Kulange.
While 100 sanitary workers of BeMC were engaged to clean the temple town on Monday, 150 more joined them on today, said Rathore.
Since they are facing accommodation problem in Puri, they are coming in batches, he added.
Truckload of relief materials, collected by the police in Berhampur were dispatched to Puri on Tuesday.
The relief truck was flagged off by the SP (Berhampur) Pinak Mishra.
Some more relief materials, including drinking water would be dispatched soon to the cyclone-hit areas from the district.
After catering to the needs of Ganjam, the district administration has dispatched around 3200 tarpaulin-sheet rolls to Puri.
The district administration will collect material from different quarters and soon dispatch to Puri.
Similarly, Gajapati district administration has dispatched as many as 2398 rolls of tarpaulin sheets to Puri.
These polythene rolls were supplied by the government during cyclone Titli in October last year.
They also sent some generator sets, said Gajapati collector Anupam Saha.