Coal India gives Rs 50.32 crore for electricity infra in Fani-hit Odisha


Bhubaneswar: Coal India Limited (CIL) on Friday handed over a cheque of Rs 50.32 crore to the Odisha government for building electricity infrastructure in the cyclone Fani affected areas in the state.

It was presented to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik by Coal secretary Sumanta Chaudhuri in the presence of  Coal joint secretary Ashish Upadhyay, CIL chairman  A.K.Jha, and MCL CMD B.N.Shukla.

Odisha has been devastated by tropical cyclone Fani which was an extremely severe-cyclonic storm which hit Odisha on 3rd May this year.

The financial support from CIL will help in the restoration of electricity supply in Puri, Bhubaneswar and Cuttack.

The financial support from CIL, the holding company of Mahanadi Coalfields Limited, was paid to Odisha State Disaster Management Authority (OSDMA).