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Odisha Chief Minister chaired a meeting of the state-level Disaster Management Committee through video conferencing

Bhubaneswar:23/6/21:Odisha  Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today chaired a meeting of the state-level Disaster Management Committee through video conferencing and emphasised the state government’s approach to manage the disaster.

He also directed all concerned departments to remain prepared in advance to face possible floods or any other natural disaster during the monsoon.

The CM said that the Southwest monsoon is now in effect in Odisha. Natural disasters such as storms and floods can occur during this time. “We have to be fully prepared to deal with any situation,” he added.

The Chief Minister said that despite the impact of the epidemic, Odisha has managed to cope with various disasters. Our policy for disaster management is ‘all lives are precious.

“Odisha is one of the most disaster-affected states in our country. We regularly deal with floods, storms, and droughts. Climate change is expected to intensify, with more disasters occurring. In 2020-21, the state was hit by cyclone Amphan and Yaas” he said.

All information systems, rescue and relief programs, drinking water supplies, health, and animal care must be properly prepared. The Chief Minister has directed to keep the control rooms open in all the districts and departments concerned.

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Besides, the Chief Minister advised concerned officials to pay special attention to pregnant women, differently-abled persons, children, widows and the elderly during the relief and rescue operations.

The chief minister said community participation is the most important factor during disaster management. “The state government has decided to provide training students and civil servants and representatives in disaster management, and our society must always be prepared to deal with the dangers of nature,” he said.

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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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