Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has requested Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan to provide additional 10 lakh litres of kerosene for distribution among Cyclone Fani-affected people in Puri district.
In a letter to Pradhan, Patnaik mentioned that Puri district has been affected severely in the cyclonic storm that hit the coast on May 3. Restoration work has been going on in full swing in the district where power infrastructure has suffered huge damages. It would take some more days for complete restoration of power to consumers.
“Now, people need kerosene to spend nights. Thus, additional 10 litres of kerosene over regular quota should be given to Puri district, ” read the letter.
Kerosene would be distributed free of cost among the affected people, he noted.