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Evacuate People In Low Lying Areas On Priority Basis, Odisha Chief Minister Asks Officials

Bhubaneswar:22/5/21: As the India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicts the formation of Cyclone Yaas in the Bay of Bengal in the next two days and possible effects on Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today directed District Collectors and SPs to ensure evacuation of people staying in low lying and vulnerable areas to safer places on a priority basis.

During a meeting through video conference to review preparedness for Cyclone Yaas, the Chief Minister directed the district administrations to take measures to ensure the safety of people. Emphasizing on all lives matter, Patnaik stated the most important work at present is the evacuation of people in low-lying areas to safer places.

Also, the Chief Minister directed Chief Secretary SC Mahapatra to monitor the preparedness of the districts on daily basis and suggest measures to them.

He asked the administrations of coastal districts to brace for heavy rain and wind even though the exact path of Cyclone Yaas is yet to be predicted by weathermen.

In the wake of the Covid situation, the Chief Minister emphasised the unobstructed movement of oxygen vehicles within the State during Cyclone Yaas.

Among others, the Chief Secretary, Special Relief Commissioner, Industries Secretary, Private Secretary to Chief Minister, DGP, Collectors of Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur districts and senior officials were present in the meeting.

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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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