Odisha: Indian Navy Continues Relief Operations At Cyclone Yaas Affected Areas In Balasore District

by Swarajya Staff - May 28, 2021 11:16 AM +05:30 IST
Odisha: Indian Navy Continues Relief Operations At Cyclone Yaas Affected Areas In Balasore DistrictIndian Navy personnel during a relief operation (representative image) (Pic Via Twitter)

The Indian Navy has been engaged in the relief operations in Odisha in the aftermath of the cyclone Yaas.

The Navy Disaster Relief Team was deployed on Thursday (27 May) at Sadar block of Balasore district for carrying out relief activities in the area around Parikhi village which is worst affected due to water logging.

The Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) team of the Navy has set up and operationalised a community kitchen at the Multipurpose Cyclone Shelter of Parikhi Village, Sadar block.

The team is preparing meals and distributing them at colonies of Budhigadiya, Nandachak, Boulbeni at Parikhi village for over 700 personnel.

The community kitchen has been a big success and has provided much-needed succour to the affected people and they expressed gratitude for the timely service provided during the disaster, the Ministry of Defence said in a statement on Friday (28 May).

Further, another Naval Relief team is scheduled to proceed for Talasari (Northmost fishing village of Odisha) to distribute relief material in affected areas of Talasari, Bhograi, Chandramani and Inchundi villages today.

The team has also carried out tree cutting and clearance of certain roads at Balasore.

In addition, four naval ships with relief material have already reached Dhamra anchorage to provide relief to the people of the Bhadrak district.

The helicopters from the ships were launched to augment the efforts at Balasore district. They supplied 100 prepared food material packets and 300 dry provision packets to the relief team for distribution, the ministry said.

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