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Cyclone Fani survivors block road in Odisha to protest lack of electricity

More than a week after cyclone Fani battered the Odisha coast lakhs of survivors continue to live in squalid conditions without power supply and food. In Puri, the officials managed to light up a section of the Grand Road leading to the temple. “The Dalit families had moved to cyclone shelters, but they were made to sit in one corner of the shelter and had food separately. In Puri there seems to be clear scarcity of diesel gensets and fuel as a handful of the petrol pumps kept operating. The state government has said government officials in the affected districts including Puri and Khurda have to report for duty on Saturday and Sunday.

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