The Joint Secretary of Ministry of Home Affairs, Saurav Ray-led central team was divided into three units and Odisha government informed them about the damage done by Cyclone Jawad.
The AQI at Victoria Memorial monitoring station on December 6 last year was 254, and 175 in 2019 while it dipped down to 185 after rain induced by Cyclone Jawad washed over the city.
Heavy downpur is taking place in some isolated parts of south Bengal, including coastal areas of South 24 Parganas and Purba Medinipur districts, and parts of Purba Bardhaman as an effect of Cyclone Jawad.
In the last two years, West Bengal has witnessed three devastating twisters - Cyclone Bulbul in November 2019, Amphan in May 2020 and Yaas in May 2021, which left a trail of destruction and death.
Odisha is currently bracing for cyclone Jawad, which is being considered as the first winter cyclone in the state in about 100 years. The system has, however, weakened and may even escape its coast.
According to India Meteorological Department (IMD), the cyclone is likely to lose it's strength and continue to move north-northeastwards along the Odisha coast before entering West Bengal.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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