Massive relief drive by ONGC in cyclone-hit Puri District of Odisha
The state of Odisha is still reeling under the devastating effects of Cyclone ‘Fani’ that hit coastal Odisha on 3 May 2019. The cyclone that made landfall near Puri and made headlines for its extreme fury, has left behind a trail of severe destruction that will take months to be restored. Against the backdrop of insurmountable suffering and extreme distress, ONGC has taken a step forward to fulfill its obligations as a responsible corporate citizen by organizing relief efforts in the most severely hit Blocks of Puri District. Under the guidance of CMD Shashi Shanker and Director (Exploration) A.K. Dwivedi, the MBA Basin has taken up a lead role in reaching out to the severely affected people in ground zero. Post the devastating cyclone, contact was established with Bhubaneswar Office for first hand damage assessment. Once the extent of destruction was clear, a Control Room, headed by ED-Basin Manager Sribatsa Kumar Das, was immediately set up. Based on the mandate from ED- Basin Manager, a robust Action Plan was rolled-out based on damage assessment.