TRINet Newsletter February 2012

IMD claims its radars chased ‘Thane' to the wire

India Meteorological
Department (IMD) has had a mostly successful outing tracking the very
severe cyclone ‘Thane' to its logical conclusion.


Cyclone damage pegged at Rs 4,000 crore 

The damage caused by the havoc wreaked by cyclone Thane in the
district has been pegged at Rs 4,000 crore, according to an official of
a Central team that inspected the affected areas here. “In total, two
lakh hectare of agricultural lands were affected, of which more than
over a lakh hectare of lands are in Cuddalore district. In this
district alone, the worth of damages would be pegged at Rs 4000 crore
approximately,” said the official from the nine-member team led by
joint secretary in Ministry of Home Affairs Lokesh Jha.


Cyclone-hit Indians will take "years" to rebuild livelihoods

It could take "years" for hundreds of thousands of people in
southeastern India to rebuild their livelihoods after a devastating
cyclone wiped out their entire plantations of cash crops last month,
aid workers warned on Tuesday.
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