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Home > News > India 'Who's Feeding Demon of Corruption?': PM Modi Takes Jibe at Naveen Patnaik, Sounds Poll Buggle in Odisha 'Who's Feeding Demon of Corruption?': PM Modi Takes Jibe at Naveen Patnaik Govt, Sounds Poll Buggle in Odisha Updated: December 24, 2018 7:39 PM IST By India.com News Desk PM Modi Addressing Rally in Khurda, Odisha Khurda (Odisha): Launching an all-out offensive against Naveen Patnaik's BJD government in Odisha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday alleged that the "demon of corruption" has become strong in the state with an all-pervading 'percentage commission culture'. Virtually sounding a poll bugle in Odisha where state elections would coincide with the national polls next year, PM Modi alleged that inefficiency and corruption has kept the state backward despite assistance from the Centre and sought to know who is "feeding and patronising the demon of corruption". PM Modi was addressing a BJP rally in Khurda town near the state capital Bhubaneshwar after launching a slew of projects for the state and releasing a stamp and a coin to commemorate Odisha's 1817 Paika rebellion. "Demon of corruption in the form of chit fund scams and PC (percentage commission) culture has grown strong in Odisha," he said. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has declared Odisha as a priority state for the state as well as Lok Sabha elections. Naveen Patnaik of Biju Janata Dal (BJD) has been at the helm of affairs since 2000 in the state and will be seeking a fifth term as CM next year. In a stinging attack on the BJD government, Modi said, "The Centre has launched a slew of project and pumped in huge funds for Odisha's development, but despite all these, the state is lagging behind." The prime minister said people are realising there is a wave for change to take the state to a new path of progress and development and the people here, including farmers and women, are raising their voice. Modi inaugurated a new IIT-Bhubaneswar campus and launched projects worth over Rs 14,500 crore in Odisha, which he said would accelerate the state's development and make the state an engine for transformation of the country into a 'New India'. Accusing the state government of inaction on the 'Swachh Bharat' (Clean India) campaign, Modi said the country has achieved 97 per cent 'swachhata' (cleanliness), but Odisha is lagging far behind other states in becoming 'Open Defecation Free (ODF)'. Claiming that children are suffering from malnutrition in the state, he said farmers are struggling due to lack of remunerative prices for their produce and in absence of proper irrigation facilities. Modi alleged the state government has failed to provide safe drinking water to the people, while teachers are forced to agitate against denial of adequate salary due to the government's apathy. The prime minister also alleged the Odisha government's refusal to join the 'Ayushman Bharat' scheme deprived people of the state of free healthcare benefits. "People of the state want to know as to why Odisha government refused to link with Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana which would have enabled them to get free medical treatment outside the state," Modi said at the rally. He said Odias would have availed free medical facilities up to Rs five lakh in major hospitals outside if the state had joined the scheme. Stating that around six lakh people have benefitted from the Centre's flagship health care scheme, Modi said, "I regret that not a single Odia is among the beneficiaries." Asserting that the Centre is committed to strengthen healthcare services in Odisha, Modi said his government has taken steps for setting up five medical colleges in the state. Modi, who earlier in the day dedicated a 100-bed revamped and upgraded ESI Hospital to the nation readied as a cost of Rs 73.51 crore, said the state government should also wake up to meet the people's needs. Affirming the Centre's commitment to an all-round development of Odisha, Modi said a whopping Rs 1.5 crore is being invested in oil and petroleum sector in the state which would make it the country's petro-hub. While a plastic park and polypropylene project are coming up in Paradip near the Indian Oil refinery, a bio-fuel plant is being set up in Bargarh and a strategic oil reserve is being established in Chandikhole, he said. 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Noting that 35 lakh free LPG connections have been provided to the poor people in the state, Modi said 70 per cent of the state population use cooking gas now, as against only 20 per cent earlier, and aim is to reach all. He alleged the BJD government was neglecting farmers and pitched for a mandate for the BJP to take the state forward to a path of development. Modi alleged the state government has failed to fulfil the 2014 election promise to provide irrigation facilities to additional 10 lakh hectare of land. Topics: Published Date: December 24, 2018 7:37 PM IST | Updated Date: December 24, 2018 7:39 PM IST highlights Naveen Patnaik of BJD has been at the helm of affairs since 2000 in the state and will be seeking a fifth term as CM next year. PM Modi launched a slew of projects worth over Rs 14,500 crore for the state and releasing a stamp and a coin to commemorate Odisha's 1817 Paika rebellion.
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In re Utkal Polyweave Industries Pvt Ltd. (GST AAR Odisha) Tariff heading 3923 includes goods that are classifiable as 'Articles for the conveyance or packing of goods, of plastics; stoppers, lids, caps and other closures, of plastics'. Polypropylene Leno Bags, as stated by the applicant, are manufactured by weaving polypropylene strips (tapes), Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE) and Plastic Master Batch. Polypropylene is a wide variety of plastic. LLDPE is a plastic that is softer and more flexible and has lower tensile strength. These raw materials are made from Plastic Granules. The strips of plastic (polypropylene) are used for weaving 'PP Leno Bags' which are clearly classifiable under Tariff Item 39232990 of GST Tariff. The applicant had also been clearing the said goods under Chapter 39 all along and now seeks to reclassify them under Tariff Head 63053300 just to avail the lower GST Rate prescribed in the GST rate schedule for the goods classifiable under Chapter 63. As observed above and also as decided by the West Bengal Appellate Authority of Advance Ruling, PP Leno Bags are classifiable under heading 39232990 and not under 63053300. It is a fact that both the headings bear reference to Sacks and Bags but, in view of the exclusion in the Chapter Note 1(h) appearing under Chapter XI, Woven Fabrics and articles thereof specified under Chapter 39 are not to be covered by the articles mentioned against the heading 63053300. Further, as per the existing CBEC Revised Duty Drawback rates schedule applicable w.e.f. 01.10.2017, "polypropylene woven fabrics/bags/sacks, whether or not laminated, with or without U.V. stabilization, with or without liners/fasteners" are specifically classified under drawback chapter 39 under Tariff Item 392302.The item under consideration being woven bags of polypropylene therefore merits classification under this Chapter as it stands today without any ambiguity. FULL TEXT OF ORDER OF AUTHORITY OF ADVANCE RULING, ODISHA 1.0 M/s Utkal Polyweave Industries (P) Ltd., 26-Ganeswarpur Industrial Estate, Januganj, Balasore-756019, Odisha (hereinafter referred to as the 'Applicant') assigned with GSTIN 21AAACU3799H1Z8 having registered address at 26-Ganeswarpur Industrial Estate, Januganj, Balasore-756019, Odisha have filed an application on 28.08.2018 under Section 97 of CGST Act, 2017 & OGST Act, 2017 read with Rule 104 of CGST Rules 2017 & OGST Rules, 2017 in Form GST ARA-01 seeking an Advance Ruling on 'Classification of P P Leno Bags'. The applicant enclosed copies of challans as proof of payment of Rs.5,000/-for SGST bearing CIN NO.SBIN18082100017988 dated 10.08.2018 and Rs.5000/- for CGST bearing CIN No.SB!N170821 562 dated 11.08.2017 towards the fee for Advance Ruling . The applicant submits that the question raised in the application has neither been decided by nor is pending before any authority under any provisions of the GST Act, The officer concerned raises no objection to the admission of the application. The application is therefore, admitted. 2.0 The applicant's understanding and its submission are as under. 2.1 The applicant inter-allia submitted that the applicant is engaged in manufacturing of P P Leno Bags used in bulk packing of potato, onion, garlic, oranges, raw mango and other vegetables and citrus fruits. The raw materials composition for manufacture of P P Leno bags is polypropylene -92% to 94%, LLDPE-3% to 5% and Colour Master Batch-3% to 4%. 2.2 That the manufacturing process includes manufacturing of polypropylene strips (tapes). PP Strips (tapes) Bobbin are fed on the loom and PP Leno Fabric is manufactured by weaving and than fabric is rolled in a Roll. The warp strips are twisted together in pairs between the weft of filing strip. Leno fabric is then rolled and fabric rolls are cut into desired length which is converted to form a bag (sacks). 2.3 That chapter heading 6305 relates to Sacks and bags, of a kind used for packing of goods. Further sub heading 63053300 relates to Sacks and bags, of a kind used for packing of goods made from manmade textile materials of polyethylene or polypropylene strip or the like. 2.4 That Note 1(g) to Section XI of the Tariff Act states that the Section of Textile and Textile Articles covering Chapters 50 to 63 does not include, "Monofilament of which any cross-sectional dimension exceeds 1 mm or strip or the like (for example, artificial straw) of an apparent width exceeding 5 mm, of plastics (chapter 39), or plaits or fabrics or other basket-ware or wickerwork of such monofilament or strip (chapter 46)" 2.5 That Note 1 (h) to Section XI of the Tariff Act states that the Section of Textile and Textile Articles covering Chapters 50 to 63 does not include, "Woven, knitted or crocheted fabrics, felt or nonwovens, impregnated, coated, covered or laminated with plastics, or articles thereof, of chapter 39". It is also submitted that, to be included in Chapter 63, the width of the tapes, manufactured from Plastics or articles thereof of Chapter 39, used to weave the fabric should be less than or equal to 5mm and should not be impregnated, coated, covered or laminated with plastics or articles thereof, of chapter 39. 2.6 That it satisfies both the above criteria to be eligible to classify their product under Tariff code 63053300 . 3.0 The Personal Hearing was fixed on 09.10.2018. Shri Vinay Kumar Shraff, Advocate appeared for personal hearing and represented on behalf of the company. He re-iterated the earlier submission made in the application. During personal hearing, it was reported that earlier (before implementation of GST), P P Leno Bags were cleared under chapter 39 of the GST Tariff heading. However, during personal hearing the Ld. Advocate submitted additional written submission wherein he argued that 'wrong classification of the goods at one stage does not operate as estoppels/res judicata for subsequently claiming correct classification'. In this regard, he placed reliance on the judgments of Hon'ble Delhi Tribunal in the case of Commissioner of Central Excise, Bhopal VS Mahakoshal Potteries reported in 2005 (183)E.L.T.289(Tri-Del) and Several Judgments of other Tribunals. 3.1 The Jurisdictional Officer of State GST & the jurisdictional Officer of Central GST appeared in person. The officer concerned of CGST informed that in the similar case, the West Bengal Authority for Advance Ruling Goods and Service Tax,14, Beliaghata Road, Kolkata-700015 vide Order No. 09A/VBAAR/2018-19 dated 06.07.2018 in the case of "Mega Flex Plastics Ltd" have ruled for 'P P Leno Bags' to be classified under Tariff sub-heading 63053300, but the department have gone for appeal against the said order. The CGST jurisdictional Officer subsequently vide letter dated 15/11/2018 have further informed that the West Bengal AAAR has allowed the appeal and the instant case be decided accordingly. 4.0 We have considered the submissions made by the applicant in their application for advance ruling as well as the submissions made by the representatives during personal hearing. We also considered the issues on which advance ruling is sought for by the applicant, relevant facts having bearing on the question / issue raised and the Applicant's understanding/interpretation of law in respect of the issue. 4.1 Ruling is sought for 'classification of P P Leno Bags' under GST Tariff heading. The applicant contended that the said goods are coming under chapter heading 63053300. In this regard, they have submitted copies of the reports of test conducted by the central institute of plastic engineering & technology dated 26.07.2018 and the Indian institute of packaging dated 02.08.2018 on their samples of P P Leno Bags. Further, the applicant also submitted a copy of IS 16187:2014 issued by the Bureau of Indian Standards, providing specifications for P P Leno Woven Sacks for packaging and storage of fruits and vegetables. 4.2 Notwithstanding the aforementioned certification by different certifying agencies, the issue for consideration by this forum is simply to determine the relevant HSN Code under which the goods manufactured by the applicant for supply is classifiable, This forum is not mandated to give any opinion on the standard or manufacturing process of the product manufactured by the applicant. In this regard, the goods manufactured by the applicant might be out of Woven PP Fabrics and might be conforming to the BIS standard, but the standard is not in question to be decided by this forum. In this case, the applicant is manufacturing PP Leno bags as per their declaration and as per their understanding it should be classified as a textile article and fall specifically under the Tariff Head 63053300 4.3 Textile and Textile articles are covered under Section XI of the Customs Tariff which has also been adopted in GST Tariff for the purpose of specification of rate of GST and the rules of interpretation as applicable to the Customs Tariff are also applicable for GST Tariff as well. In Section XI, in notes 1 (h) which reads as under clearly excludes Woven Fabrics of plastics and article thereof of Chapter 39 from the purview of the said section dealing with Textile and Textile Articles. Note 1(h) of Section XI "woven, knitted or crocheted fabrics, felt or nonwovens, impregnated, coated, covered or laminated with plastics, or articles thereof, of Chapter 39;" This implies that Goods/Articles covered under Chapter 39 are not to be classified under any of the Chapters falling under Section XI. It further implies that articles of plastics specified under Chapter 39, even if woven are not to be classified under any of the Chapters including Chapter 63 falling under Section XI. 4.4 In Chapter 39, in Tariff heading 3923, under sub-heading 39232990, PP sacks and bags are very well covered. There being a clear sub-heading in Chapter 39 assigned to PP Sacks and bags, the same can not be included in Chapter 63 and more specifically under subheading 63053300 4.5 The applicant has placed reliance on order no.09/WBAAR/2018-19 dated 06.07.2018 of the West Bengal Authority for Advance Ruling, Goods and Service Tax in the case of M/s Mega Flex Plastic limited, Flowrah, wherein, the authority, classified "P P Leno bags" under Tariff sub heading 63053300. The aforesaid ruling of the West Bengal Authority of Advance Ruling has, in the meanwhile, been reversed by the West Bengal Appellate Authority of Advance Ruling in the Appeal Case No.06/WBAAAR/Appeal/2018 dated 08.08.2018 wherein PP Leno Bags have been ordered to be classified under Tariff Heading 39232990. 4.6 While passing the order, the authority relied upon Hon'ble Madhya Pradesh High Court Order in the case of Raj Pack Well Ltd Vs Union of India [1993(41 )ECC 285;1993;ECR 351 MP; 1990(50)ELT 201MP] regarding classification of woven sacks made of HDPE tapes and fabrics . The relevant portion of the judgment reproduced below. ""¦"¦"¦"¦..the process of the manufacture of the HDPE tapes, the earlier judgments of the CEGAT approved by the Supreme Court and accepted by the Department, all clearly go vide its Order dated 25.10,2018 to show the HDPE bags are the bags woven by the plastic strips and they, therefore, are goods of plastic and the materials used for weaving those bags being the strips of plastic made from plastic granules, the strips of plastic used for weaving the aforesaid HDPE woven sacks has to be classified as an item under entry 39.20 of chapter 39 and not under entry 54 06 of chapter 54. Accordingly, the entries of the finished goods have also to be made under the proper chapter of the Tariff Act treating them as the finished goods made of plastic strips. In the result we hold that HDPE strips or tapes fall under the Heading 39.20, subheading 3920.30 of the Central Excise Tariff Act and not under Heading 54.06, sub-heading 5406.90. Similarly the HDPE sacks fall into Heading 39.23, sub-heading 3923.90"³. 4.7 Tariff heading 3923 includes goods that are classifiable as 'Articles for the conveyance or packing of goods, of plastics; stoppers, lids, caps and other closures, of plastics'. Polypropylene Leno Bags, as stated by the applicant, are manufactured by weaving polypropylene strips (tapes), Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE) and Plastic Master Batch. Polypropylene is a wide variety of plastic. LLDPE is a plastic that is softer and more flexible and has lower tensile strength. These raw materials are made from Plastic Granules. The strips of plastic (polypropylene) are used for weaving 'PP Leno Bags' which are clearly classifiable under Tariff Item 39232990 of GST Tariff. The applicant had also been clearing the said goods under Chapter 39 all along and now seeks to reclassify them under Tariff Head 63053300 just to avail the lower GST Rate prescribed in the GST rate schedule for the goods classifiable under Chapter 63. As observed above and also as decided by the West Bengal Appellate Authority of Advance Ruling, PP Leno Bags are classifiable under heading 39232990 and not under 63053300. It is a fact that both the headings bear reference to Sacks and Bags but, in view of the exclusion in the Chapter Note 1(h) appearing under Chapter XI, Woven Fabrics and articles thereof specified under Chapter 39 are not to be covered by the articles mentioned against the heading 63053300. 4.8 Further, as per the existing CBEC Revised Duty Drawback rates schedule applicable w.e.f. 01.10.2017, "polypropylene woven fabrics/bags/sacks, whether or not laminated, with or without U.V. stabilization, with or without liners/fasteners" are specifically classified under drawback chapter 39 under Tariff Item 392302.The item under consideration being woven bags of polypropylene therefore merits classification under this Chapter as it stands today without any ambiguity. RULING In view of the foregoing discussions, we pass the following ruling The item "Polypropylene Leno Bags (PP leno Bags)", be classified under GST Tariff Heading '3923 29 90'. The instant application stands disposed of accordingly. The applicant or the jurisdictional officer, if aggrieved by the ruling given above, may appeal to the Odisha State Appellate Authority for Advance Ruling under Section 100 of the OGST/CGST Act, 2017 within 30 days from the date of receipt of the Advance Ruling.
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PTI December 23, 2018 15:58 IST Sambalpur civic body to install reverse vending machines Sambalpur (Odisha), Dec 23 (PTI) The SambalpurMunicipal Corporation (SMC) is planning to install ReverseVending Machines (RVM) in the west Odisha city to deal withplastic waste and disuade people from littering. The RVMs have already been installed in Bhubaneswarand Sambalpur will be the second civic body in the state toinstall these machines. In the first phase, the SMC will install the machinesat three different locations, including a crowded bus terminusat Ainthapali, Railway station at Khetarajpur and the SciencePark in Burla area, an official said. "People can dump used plastic bottles in the machineswhich will crush them," said Enforcement Officer of SMC,Subhankar Mohanty. If everything moves as per the plans, the threemachines will be installed by the end of January next year,Mohanty said. Subsequently, three more machines will be installed atthree other suitable locations, he added. Stating that each machine will have a capacity toshred 200 to 300 bottles per hour, he said a machine can crush3,000 plastic bottles per day. The crushed plastic can be reused for various purposesand the machines will enable segregation of plastic at source. A Request for Proposal (RFP) has already been invitedfor installation of the three machines. The selected firm will be entrusted with supply,installation and commissioning of the machines. It will alsobe entrusted with the operation and maintenance of the RVMswhich will run on electricity for three years, he said. The corporation has also planned to give gift couponsto those who use the machines. The coupons could be exchangedat various outlets, but a final decision in this regard willbe taken after the machines become operational, he said. PTICOR SKN
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Society Sambalpur civic body to install reverse vending machines The Reverse Vending Machines (RVMs) have already been installed in Bhubaneswar and Sambalpur will be the second civic body in the state to install these machines. By : PTI Dec 23, 2018 17:16 IST (Representational image) Recyclable plastic bottles in Vietnam Reuters/Nguyen Huy Kham The Sambalpur Municipal Corporation (SMC) is planning to install Reverse Vending Machines (RVM) in the west Odisha city to deal with plastic waste and disuade people from littering. The RVMs have already been installed in Bhubaneswar and Sambalpur will be the second civic body in the state to install these machines. In the first phase, the SMC will install the machines at three different locations, including a crowded bus terminus at Ainthapali, Railway station at Khetarajpur and the Science Park in Burla area, an official said. "People can dump used plastic bottles in the machines which will crush them," said Enforcement Officer of SMC, Subhankar Mohanty. If everything moves as per the plans, the three machines will be installed by the end of January next year, Mohanty said. Subsequently, three more machines will be installed at three other suitable locations, he added. Stating that each machine will have a capacity to shred 200 to 300 bottles per hour, he said a machine can crush 3,000 plastic bottles per day. The crushed plastic can be reused for various purposes and the machines will enable segregation of plastic at source. A Request for Proposal (RFP) has already been invited for installation of the three machines. The selected firm will be entrusted with supply, installation and commissioning of the machines. It will also be entrusted with the operation and maintenance of the RVMs which will run on electricity for three years, he said. The corporation has also planned to give gift coupons to those who use the machines. The coupons could be exchanged at various outlets, but a final decision in this regard will be taken after the machines become operational, he said. Follow us
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BHUBANESWAR: Construction work of Paradip-Hyderabad petroleum product pipeline and Bokaro-Angul gas pipeline will start from December 24.
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Experts stress collective approach to gain maximum benefits Thursday, 20 December 2018 | PRAGYA PAllAVI | Ranchi In a bid to ensure effective management of waste (collection, transportation and disposal) through collective approach within the urban vicinities, experts, bureaucrats, members of the civil society shared their views during the two-day deliberation on Waste Management Rules, 2016 inaugurated here on Wednesday, emphasising on inclusive, equal participation of all to achieve the desired results. The Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) in partnership with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) organized workshop with an objective to accelerate the efforts for waste recycling and resource efficiency in eastern regions. In 2016, Government of India revised the regulations for management of Solid Waste, Plastic Waste, e-Waste, Hazardous Waste, Biomedical waste, along with introducing Construction and Demolition Waste Management Rules 2016. During the inaugural session, Director - State Urban Development Agency (SUDA), Amit Kumar stated that Jharkhand has notified its solid waste management rules, drafted liquid waste management rules while stringent norms have been adopted to ban manufacture, sale and purchase of plastic. As per an estimate, 2100 TPD is generated per day from all 41 Urban Local Bodies (ULBs). Kumar further added that the concepts of 'Smart Bins' have been introduced at Ranchi, Dhanbad and Jamshedpur whereas a framework is being prepared regarding the concept 'Plastic Credit' which involves the engagement of scrap workers, rag pickers etc. Chairperson, Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board (JSPCB) AK Rastogi, sharing his insights about hazardous waste said that attempts are being made to create free online portal for uploading and sharing the details of bio-medical waste as well as solid and hazardous wastes. Rastogi added that as per the JSPCB record, 2.5 hectic tonne of bio-medical waste is collected per day. At present, bio-waste medical treatment plants are at only three districts namely - Ramgarh, Dhanbad and Jamshedpur. Expressing his disconcert, the JSPCB added that even government hospitals have not taken the permission for setting up biomedical waste treatment plants. Rastogi asserted that steps are being taken for installation of electronic waste (e-waste) units at the 24 districts of Jharkhand. One e-waste unit has been established at Ramgarh. The experts further articulated their concerns regarding implementation and monitoring of rules. Officials spoke about the insufficient administrative backup, besides the lack of institutional set up and capacity building. Dr. Sanjay Kumar, Principal Chief Conservator of Forest and Head of the Forest Force (HoFF) quoted that while drafting rules, it must be ensured that it is simple while overlapping of norms must be avoided. Capacity of stakeholders should be analyzed too. Indu Shekhar Chaturvedi, Additional Chief Secretary, Department of Forest, Environment and Climate Change said that there still exist a gap between intent and delivery. "Lack of capacities, continuous pressure of delivering, at time, creates confusion," Chaturvedi added. He also spoke about coordination and certification issues including alternate management. The rules have identified a wide range of stakeholders for ensuring effective management of waste, through a collaborative approach. In accordance to the resource personnel, it is important to facilitate discussions amongst respective state government authorities, Industry and civil society, so that better synergies can be developed. Ritesh Kumar Singh, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, GoI on the occasion assured all kind of assistance to the States. All significant authorities from the state governments of Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha and West Bengal were on the occasion.
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Cyclone Phethai To Make Landfall Today, Andhra on High Alert A high alert has been sounded in the coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh. Newsroom The severe cyclonic Phethai is expected to landfall at the Andhra Pradesh coast around Kakinada on Monday afternoon, the Met department said. Due to unfavourable environmental conditions, it is likely to weaken slightly before landfall and cross coast as a cyclonic storm with wind speed of 70-90 kmph gusting to 100 kmph, the IMD said. At 5:30 am today, Cyclone Phethai lay 320 km east-northeast of Chennai, 160 km southeast of Machilipatnam and 190 km south of Kakinada. A high alert has been sounded in the coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh with Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu directing all departments to work in close coordination to mitigate damages, PTI reported. Naidu has particularly directed the collectors of the coastal districts to ensure there was no loss of life due to the cyclone. Under the impact of Phethai, heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected at a few places in coastal Andhra Pradesh and extremely heavy rainfall (of over 20 cm) at isolated places in Guntur, Krishna, West Godavari, East Godavari, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam districts and Puducherry's Yanam district, the the state disaster management agency said. Indian Coast Guard/Twitter Under the impact of Cyclone Phethai, heavy to very heavy rainfall along the coast of Andhra Pradesh. The cyclone is likely to inundate the low lying areas of Coastal Andhra Pradesh (East & west Godavari, Vishakhapatnam, Krishna and Guntur districts) and Yanam district of Puducherry at the time of landfall. Storm surge, the rise in seawater during a storm, is expected to be between 0.5 m to 1.0 m above the astronomical tides, IMD said. Wind warnings have been issued for Andhra Pradesh, north Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and south Odisha coasts. Squally wind speed reaching 50-60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph prevails along and off south Andhra Pradesh, north Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts. This is very likely to increase gradually becoming gale wind speed of 80-90 kmph gusting to 100 kmph along and off central Andhra Pradesh coast. Strong wind speed reaching 30-40 kmph gusting to 50 kmph likely along & off South Odisha coast on 17th. Andhra On High Alert In East Godavari district, which is most vulnerable to the impact of 'Phethai', officials made arrangements to evacuate residents from 72 habitations to safety depending on the gravity of the situation. Deputy Chief Minister (Home) N China Rajappa on Sunday reviewed the situation with the district Collector Kartikeya Misra and other officials in Kakinada and asked them to be ready with men and material to meet any eventuality. "About 14 mandals along the coast are likely to face the impact of the severe cyclone and accordingly we have made arrangements for food and other essential supplies. NDRF and SDRF personnel have already been positioned in these places for rescue and relief operations", Rajappa said. The district collector said six fishermen stranded in the sea off Kakinada were rescued Sunday. Navy On Standby Visakhapatnam-headquartered Eastern Naval Command (ENC) of the Indian Navy has assumed a "high degree of readiness" to render necessary humanitarian assistance. "Indian Naval ships are standing by to render Humanitarian Assistance and Distress Relief (HADR), evacuation, logistic support, including providing medical aid. Additional medical teams, divers, inflatable rubber boats and relief material that include food, tentage, clothes, medicines, blankets etc., in sufficient quantities have been kept ready," the ENC said in a statement. Diving teams of the Navy with inflatable Gemini boats and associated diving equipment have been kept on standby for immediate deployment for relief and rescue operations. "The ENC is monitoring the developments closely and is in constant communication with the State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) to augment the rescue and relief operations. "Aircraft are standing by at the Naval Air Stations INS Dega and INS Rajali to undertake reconnaissance, rescue, casualty evacuation and air drop of relief material to the stranded as required," the Navy release said. Naval aircraft have flown 11 sorties along the east coast over the last two days to broadcast warnings to the fishermen at sea of the impending cyclone and advise them to return to the nearest harbour. Additionally, naval ships at sea have also been warning the fishermen to return to harbour, it said. Railway Helpline Numbers Railway helplines have been set up in the divisional headquarters at Vijayawada and Guntur to closely monitor the situation and take necessary action, he added. The numbers are 9121271340, 9121271447, 0866-2576924. South Central Railway General Manager Vinod Kumar Yadav said in a release that patrolling of railway tracks was being carried out extensively to ensure safe movement of trains in view of the cyclone. He directed the divisional railway managers to formalise all requirements to handle any emergency and regulate train services in case of need. Railway station masters in the coastal districts would also provide food and other facilities if the requirement arose, Yadav said.
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Information we collect
Contact information. We might collect your name, email, mobile number, phone number, street, city, state, pincode, country and IP address.
Payment and billing information. We might collect your billing name, billing address and payment method when you buy our:
Information you post. We collect information you post in a public space on our WebGroup or on a third-party site belonging to Avantis WebGroup.
Demographic information. We may collect demographic information about you, events you like, events you intend to participate in, tickets you buy, or any other information provided by you during the use of our WebGroup. We might collect this as a part of a survey also.
Other information. If you use our WebGroup, we may collect information about your IP address and the browser you're using. We might look at what site you came from, duration of time spent on our website, pages accessed or what site you visit when you leave us. We might also collect the type of mobile device you are using, or the version of the operating system your computer or device is running.
We collect information in different ways.
We collect information directly from you. We collect information directly from you when you register for availing the services of Products. We also collect information if you post a comment on our WebGroup or ask us a question through phone or email.
We collect information from you passively. We use tracking tools like Google Analytics, Google Webmaster, browser cookies and web beacons for collecting information about your usage of our WebGroup and the Products.
We get information about you from third parties. For example, if you use an integrated social media feature on our WebGroup. The third-party social media site will give us certain information about you. This could include your name and email address.
Use of your personal information
We use information to contact you: We might use the information you provide to contact you for confirmation of a purchase on our WebGroup or for other promotional purposes.
We use information to respond to your requests or questions. We might use your information to confirm your registration for an event or contest.
We use information to improve our products and services. We might use your information to customize your experience with us. This could include displaying content based upon your preferences.
We use information to look at site trends and customer interests. We may use your information to make our WebGroup and Products better. We may combine information we get from you with information about you we get from third parties.
We use information for security purposes. We may use information to protect our Company, our Customers, or our WebGroup.
We use information for marketing purposes. We might send you information about special promotions or offers. We might also tell you about new features or Products. These might be our own offers or Products, or third-party offers or Products we think you might find interesting. Or, for example, if you buy Products from us, we will enroll you in our newsletter.
We use information to send you transactional communications. We might send you emails or SMS about your account or a Product purchase.
We use information as otherwise permitted by law.
Sharing of information with third-parties
We will share information with third parties who perform services on our behalf. We share information with vendors who help us manage our online registration process or payment processors or transactional message processors. Some vendors may be located outside of India.
We will share information with the event organizers. We share your information with event organizers and other parties responsible for fulfilling the purchase obligation. The event organizers and other parties may use the information we give them as described in their privacy policies.
We will share information with our business partners. This includes a third party who provide or sponsor an event, or who operates a venue where we hold events. Our partners use the information we give them as described in their privacy policies.
We may share information if we think we have to in order to comply with the law or to protect ourselves. We will share information to respond to a court order or subpoena. We may also share it if a government agency or investigatory body requests. Or, we might also share information when we are investigating potential fraud.
We may share information with any successor to all or part of our business. For example, if part of our business is sold, we may give our customer list as part of that transaction.
We may share your information for reasons not described in this policy. We will tell you before we do this.
You can opt out of receiving our marketing emails. To stop receiving our promotional emails, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. It may take about ten days to process your request. Even if you opt out of getting marketing messages, we will still be sending you transactional messages through email and SMS about your purchases on our WebGroup/ Products.
Third party sites
In accordance with Indian Information Technology Act, 2000 and rules made there under, the name and contact details of the Grievance Officer are provided below:
Mr. Rishi Agrawal
302A and 302B, City Tower,
Boat Club Road, Sangamwadi, Pune – 411 001
If you have any questions about this Policy or other privacy concerns, you can also email us at email@example.com.
Updates to this policy
We may change our privacy practices from time to time. We will notify you of any material changes to this Policy as required by law. We will also post an updated copy on our WebGroup. Please check our WebGroup periodically for updates.