Tauktae

Rs105 crore relief package for Tauktae-affected fishermen in Gujarat

The Gujarat government on Wednesday announced a Rs105 crore relief package for fishermen affected by cyclone Tauktae. The cyclonic storm which hit Gujarat on May 17 left large-scale destruction in the coastal districts of the state. The relief package was announced following a review meeting headed by chief minister Vijay Rupani. Marine infrastructure and livelihood...

Gujarat announces Rs500 crore agri relief package for Tauktae-impacted farmers in the state

The Gujarat government has announced an Rs500 crore agri relief package for farmers whose crops have been destroyed by cyclonic storm Tauktae. The package was announced following a core committee meeting headed by chief minister Vijay Rupani. The chief minister said substantial damage to crops has been recorded in Gir Somnath, Junagadh, Amreli, Bhavnagar, and...

Gujarat government announces Rs4 lakh compensation for those killed in cyclone Tauktae

The Gujarat government has announced a compensation of Rs4 lakh for the kith and kin of those killed in cyclone Tauktae. This is in addition to the Rs2 lakh compensation announced by the Centre for those who died in the cyclone. Thus in all, the near and dear ones of those who suffered a fatality...

After Tauktae, another cyclone to hit India’s east coast by May 26

After the ‘extremely severe cyclonic storm’ Tauktae ravaged the coastal areas along India’s west coast, another cyclone is brewing in the Bay of Bengal that is likely to affect India’s east coast along West Bengal and Odisha. The cyclone is likely to make landfall by May 26, according to the India Meteorological Department. “A low-pressure...

Tauktae aftermath: 899 of 959 blocked roads in Gujarat reopened for public

The state that is carrying out relief and rehabilitation work at a war footing following Tauktae has said that 899 roads in the affected districts that were blocked have been cleared. In all 959 roads had been blocked due to fallen trees or electricity poles following Tauktae. In Bhavnagar, 101 of 102 blocked roads, and in...

BREAKING: PM Modi to visit Gujarat, carry out aerial survey of Tauktae affected districts on May 19

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will carry out an aerial survey of Tauktae affected districts in Gujarat on Wednesday. Modi will visit Bhavnagar by flight on May 19 and carry out an aerial survey of Amreli, Gir Somnath, and Bhavnagar district that have been impacted the most by cyclone Tauktae.  He will then return to Ahmedabad...

Barge with 273 people aboard sinks, 177 rescued so far by Navy

A barge with 273 people aboard that got stuck due to cyclone Tauktae on Monday sank on Tuesday, with 96 people missing. The reaming 177 people have been rescued so far by the Indian Navy. The search operation for the missing people was intensified on Tuesday—a day after the ‘extremely severe cyclonic storm’ wreaked havoc...

Tauktae brings heavy rains in Ahmedabad, strong winds lash the city, damages reported

Several trees were uprooted and a gallery of a house in Khokhra fell due to the impact of rain and strong winds in the wake of cyclone Tauktae in Ahmedabad. As per the met department cyclonic storm, Tauktae lay centered over Gujarat, 105 km south-southwest of Ahmedabad, and 35 km southwest of Surendranagar. The storm...

Cyclone Tauktae loses intensity, light to moderate rainfall expected across Gujarat

Cyclone Tauktae that made landfall in Gujarat as an ‘extremely severe cyclonic storm’ on Monday night and left a trail of destruction has weakened into a severe cyclonic storm. On Tuesday morning, it was lying over Saurashtra about 10 km east of Amreli, 130 km south-southwest of Surendranagar and 210 km southwest of Ahmedabad. The...

PM Modi dials Maharashtra, Gujarat as Tauktae leaves a trail of destruction

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday spoke to chief ministers of Maharashtra and Gujarat to take stock of the situation in the states as Cyclone Tauktae leaves a trail of destruction. Six people died and 17 were injured in Maharashtra due to the cyclone. Notably, Maharashtra minister Aaditya Thackeray on Monday said that wind speeds...

Gujarat CM reviews state’s preparations as it awaits cyclonic storm Tauktae

As Gujarat braces for cyclonic storm Tauktae, chief minister Vijay Rupani reviewed the preparations in the coastal districts of the state that will be impacted the most by the cyclonic storm. The chief minister held a meeting with officials of coastal districts in Saurashtra and Kutch and the Gandhinagar State Emergency Operation Centre. The state is...

Cyclone Tauktae to cross Gujarat coast today with a maximum speed of 165 kmph

Cyclone Tauktae, which is currently lying over eastcentral Arabian Sea, is likely to reach the Gujarat coast today evening and make landfall between Porbandar and Mahuva during the night. The IMD has issued a red alert clarifying that the extremely severe cyclonic storm is likely to make landfall with a maximum sustained wind speed of...