As you are aware, the severe cyclonic storm Fani or the 'Hood of Snake' tore through the state of Odisha, becoming of the worst storms to hit the country since 1999. The cyclone brought winds of more than 250 kmph when it made landfall near Puri on May 3. The storm caused several deaths, demolished 508467 houses and affected 1.5 crore people and 8739757 animals of 16659 villages in 159 blocks and 52 Urban Local bodies of 14 districts and rendered millions of people homeless in the cities of Puri, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, and Khurda. The cyclone left a trail of devastation in large parts of coastal Odisha, with the seaside areas being the worst hit.
It is needless to mention here that since the Super Cyclone on 29th October, 1999, the State of Odisha has been severally affected by cyclonic storms namely Philine on 14th October, 2013, Hudhud on 12th October, 2014, Titli on 11th October, 2018 and now Fani on 3rd May, 2019.
To rebuild Odisha and to help the FANI affected people, the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Odisha has appealed to the citizens, Central / State Govt. Organizations / Undertakings, Corporate / Industrial / Commercial houses, Charitable trusts, Banks and other financial institutions to donate generously to the Chief Ministers Relief Fund in form of Cheques / Bank Drafts to the following address.
Officer on Special Duty (Chief Minister’s Relief Fund)
General Administration and Public Grievances Department
State Secretariat, Bhubaneswar, Odisha – 751 001.
Donations can also be sent in the website of Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (www.cmrfodisha.gov.in) through Credit / Debit Card, Net Banking, and UPI. Donations to the Chief Minister Relief Fund are completely income tax free under Section 80 (G) of Income Tax Act, 1961.
Details of Bank Account
S B Account No.
State Bank of India Secretariat Branch Bhubaneswar
ICICI Bank Chandrasekharpur Bhubaneswar
HDFC Bank Jaydev Vihar Branch Bhubaneswar
On behalf of NFPE we appeal to entire rank and file to donate generously to Odisha Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund.
Secretary General- NFPE
General Secretary P-3