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Despite being hit by Cyclone Yaas, the Odisha government has ensured the uninterrupted supply of liquid medical oxygen

Bhubaneswar:26/5/21: Despite being hit by Cyclone Yaas, the Odisha government has ensured the uninterrupted supply of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) which is required by several states where the cases of Covid-19 are still high. State government officials said that the uninterrupted supply of LMO was due to proper planning by the government.

Y K Jethwa, ADG Law and Order of Odisha police said, “Advanced planning was done and standard operating procedure was prepared for ensuring unhindered Oxygen movement while ensuring the safety of oxygen production centres, tankers, drivers and other staff.” Jethwa said that each tanker was moved under close supervision and escort of Odisha Police.

Another senior official of the Odisha government said that even amidst cyclone Yaas, the transportation of LMO continued. He said that four Oxygen tankers are on their way from Angul to Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam, while two LMO tankers are going from Jajpur to Berhampur and Bhubaneswar under close supervision and escort of the Odisha Police.

Earlier in the day, the IMD said that the landfall process of “very severe” cyclonic storm Yaas in the Bay of Bengal has been completed and it has weakened into a “severe cyclonic” storm.

Odisha has supplied LMO to Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Haryana, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Karnataka, Kerala, Punjab, Bihar, Rajasthan and Chandigarh.

Even the railways said that in a scale-up of operations which continued till late on Tuesday night, 12 Oxygen Expresses with 969 MT of LMO started their journeys from cyclone-hit Odisha. They include three trains for Tamil Nadu, four trains for Andhra Pradesh and one each for Delhi region, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Assam and Kerala.

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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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