Bhubaneswary6/8/19:: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik released the Cyclone Fani — Damage, Loss and Needs Assessment (DLNA) Report at a function held in the Odisha Secretariat today.
In his keynote address, the Odisha CM said, ” As you know Odisha managed the extremely severe cyclone FANI very effectively and efficiently. We undertook one of the biggest human evacuations in history with a record of 1.5 million people being shifted in just 24 hours.
“I am glad that the assessment team consisting of more than 100 multi-sectoral experts from World Bank, Asian Development Bank and the United Nations undertook a detailed assessment of the damage and the recovery needs across 15 sectors, in the aftermath of the cyclone. The damage assessment report would provide a way forward to the recovery of the State from the cyclone as well as develop a better preparedness strategy for the future, “Patnaik mentioned.
“We invite the international agencies, national NGOs, the private sector and the civil society to come forward and join in the recovery and reconstruction efforts to rebuild Odisha,” the Chief Minister exhorted.
Among the prominent dignitaries present in the meeting were the United Nations Resident Coordinator in India, Ms Renata Lok-Dessallien. The representatives of World Bank, ADB, UN and other organisations were also present in the meeting. From the Government side the Chief Secretary, the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) and Secretaries of various departments of the State Government and officials of the OSDMA and 0/o SRC were present in the meeting.