India: Electric services restored in Odisha, West Bengal; After Cyclone Bulbul hits affected areas
Electric services were restored on Monday in the hit areas of Cyclone Bulbul in West Bengal and Odisha, though telecommunications links are expected to be back soon.
This was communicated at a meeting of the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC), chaired by Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba, which grabbed ahold of the operates of relief and restoration over West Bengal and Odisha after the typhoon.
West Bengal published seven innocent casualties, damages to about one lakh house and siting crops, an official announcement replied.
Whereas electrical energy has been restored, telecommunications services are expected to be restored in the near future.
Although no human casualties have been reported from Odisha, extensive damage to standing crops has occurred in more than two lakh hectares. Power and water supplies have been restored in a few areas where services are expected to resume by Tuesday, the comment retorted.
The NCMC has provided all the fundamental assistance for increased food stocks, eating food, health services as well as the restoration of telecommunications and power facilities.
Fundamental teams will be going to visit the affected regions in both states this week to take stock of the damages.
Both States have indicated that they are carrying out a detailed assessment after which they may, if necessary, seek specific central guidance.
It could be recounted that the Indian Meteorological Department has provided the States with frequent and timely warnings to the cyclone on a sustained basis. Central entities concerned, including that of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), the Coast Guard, etc., have been fully involved in rescue and recovery operations, the statement said.
The conference was attended by senior officials from the Ministries of Home, Defense, Energy, Telecommunications, Agriculture and Cooperation, Consumer Affairs, Nutrition and Public Distribution, Food Processing Industries, Health and Family Welfare, as well as NDRF and the National Disaster Management Authority.
Senior officials from West Bengal and Odisha engaged in the discussion through a video call.