New Delhi (NVI): From clearing roads by cutting trees to providing food to people, the Indian Navy is doing it all as part of rescue and relief operations in various parts of Odisha affected by Cyclone Yaas.
Giving details of the Navy’s operations, the Ministry of Defence said a Disaster Relief Team was deployed yesterday at Sadar block of Balasore district for relief activities in the area around Parikhi village which is the worst affected due to water logging.
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 ministry said in a statement.
The HADR Naval team have set up and operationalised a Community Kitchen at the Multipurpose Cyclone Shelter of Parikhi Village, Sadar block. Meals were prepared and distributed at fisherman colonies of Budhigadiya, Nandachak, Boulbeni at Parikhi village for over 700 personnel, the Ministry said.
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 team has also carried out tree cutting/ clearance of certain roads at Balasore, the statement read.
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, it said.