Due to the impact of cyclonic winds, power supply at various places in Goa got cute Saturday night. Many homes suffered major damages & thousands of trees were uprooted.
On Friday, the Chief Minister of Goa, Pramod Sawant said that the state suffered great losses to amounting to ₹ 146 crores because of cyclone Tauktae. Because of the impact of the cyclonic winds, that power supply around many places in the state got snapped starting Saturday night. Several houses suffered major damages & thousands of trees have been uprooted. 2 people died in cyclone related incidents here.
Mr. Sawant said - the state government has considered all kind of losses in its assessment. This includes those faced by the fishing community as its members could not venture into the sea for 3 days because of the cyclonic winds.
The figure of ₹ 146 crore has been worked out, which includes losses due to ban on fishing, destruction of electricity department, damages to buildings of education department and destruction of private properties. The work of restoring the power supply took time due to scarcity of manpower in the state. They had to hire people from outside Goa to restore power supply here. Damage to agricultural crops has also been included in this figure.
Mr. Sawant added that Goa faced such a cyclone for the first time since year 1994.