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Odisha Chief Minister urged the administration to remain prepared with SOP to tackle natural disasters

Bhubaneswar: 26/6/20: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has urged the administration to remain prepared with Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to tackle natural disasters.

Patnaik emphasized on advance planning, quick rescue, and restoration effort to deal with natural calamities. He was chairing a meeting of the State-level Natural Disaster Committee through video conferencing on Friday.

The Odisha CM said that there is a need to review our preparedness regularly in view of these disasters period from June till October. It is very crucial since during this period natural disasters like floods, cyclones, droughts can take place. The government has opened control rooms from June 1 till November 30 to monitor floods and natural disasters, he added.

Revenue and Disaster Management Minister Sudam Marndi informed the officials on various measures undertaken by the government to tackle disasters like COVID, Amphan, and Bulbul.

He said out of 879 cyclone relief centre, 796 were repaired to cope with natural disasters. Community-based management has been also very helpful for coronavirus management, Patnaik said and added that the deadly virus has devastated the life of the people in the state.

The Chief Minister said the flood-prone regions have been identified and 15 VHF centres have been installed to embark on preparedness to save life during floods.

Patnaik said we are learning from past disasters and make efforts to bring improvement in our preparation for possible calamity and added subsequent preparedness always helps us.

The video conferencing was attended by ministers, Leader of the Opposition, MPs, and MLAs.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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