Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan along with a team of officers of the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) visited the Shree Jagannath Temple in Puri and examined the structural condition of the 12th century shrine.
After visiting the temple, Pradhan said the ASI has started repairing the damage part of the temple on a war footing. “The ASI DG visited the temple and took stock of the situation. I had a discussion with him. He assured us to complete repair work very soon”, Pradhan added.
The Union Minister further maintained that the cyclone Fani that hit Odisha coast on May 3 has devastated Puri district. Human being, cattle, animal resources and poor people have been affected mostly. This area is limping back to normalcy with the blessings of Lord Jagannath.
Normalcy is being restored gradually in the fields of tele-communication, electricity, drinking water. Still, restoration work is in progress. Normalcy will be restored completely by the Rath Yatra.
This is duty of every one to help restoring normalcy in Puri, he added.