CM Pramod Sawant also announced the State-wide curfew in Goa extended till 31st May 2021
Dr. Pramod Sawant, Chief Minister of Goa on Friday said that the state had to face a loss of about Rs 146 Crores due to Cyclone Tauktae.
The Goa chief minister said this during a press briefing, which was also broadcast live on social media.
“The state has faced loss of about Rs 146 Cr due to Cyclone Tauktae,” the CM said through a tweet on his official Twitter handle.
It was also announced by the CM Pramod Sawant that the State-wide curfew, induced by the outbreak of the second wave of COVID-19, has been extended till 31st May 2021.
Pramod Sawant also chaired the meeting of a committee, called Task Force, on Friday for formulation and implementation of strategy to tackle the potential third wave of COVID-19 pandemic in the State.
In the press conference, he also briefed the media after chairing Task Force meeting.
Meanwhile, the chief minister also spoke on the entry of people who are stranded outside the State.
Due to the impact of the cyclonic winds, power supply at various places in the state had gotten snapped from Saturday night. As per the government record, scores of houses suffered major damages and thousands of trees were uprooted.
The cyclonic winds due to Tauktae caused power outages in various parts of the state since Saturday night. Thousands of trees were uprooted and hundreds of dwellings were severely damaged, according to official records.
Pertinently, Cyclone Tauktae has wreaked havoc on India’s west coast, affecting more than half of the country. Starting in Lakshadweep, the remnants of the storm brought rain to Delhi, Bihar, and Nepal on Thursday, and their clouds have already reached China.
Storm Tauktae, which formed in the Arabian Sea, has killed 104 people so far, more than any other cyclone in the Arabian Sea in the past decade.