Titli death toll rises to 61

Bhubaneswar: The death toll in Odisha due to cyclone Titli and subsequent floods has risen to 61.

The toll may go up as the authorities are in the process of verifying 11 more cases who went missing in the deluge, chief secretary said after reviewing restoration work today.

He informed that restoration work is already over in most of the affected areas. Priority is being given for restoration of vehicular communication.

The restoration work is in progress in affected areas. The Odisha government has requested Centre for Rs 2,014 crore financial assitance

In Ganjam district, almost all roads were repaired expect Sorada-Daringbadi road. Supply of drinking water in both rural and urban areas has been restored.

Except Gajapati, other affected districts have been connected electricity. As many 60,000 consumers out of 1.2 lakh have got the electricity. 1 lakh consumer will get the electricity by October 22, Padhi added.

The PDS beneficiaries are getting 50 kg rice and 11 crore cash has been distributed in Gajapati.

Distribution of relief cash has reached final stage in Ganjam.

Three districts of Odisha – Ganjam, Gajapati, and Rayagada – were severely affected by cyclone Titli, heavy rains, and the subsequent floods earlier this month.

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