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Cyclone Jawad Update: 249 ODRAF, NDRF & Fire Services Teams To Be Deployed

Bhubaneswar;2/12/21:Amid the possible cyclone threat, Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Jena on Thursday said that the State is well prepared and all the coastal districts have been asked to remain alert.

In view of the cyclonic storm forecast, enough ODRAF, NDRF and Fire Services teams will be deployed for rescue and relief operations, he said while giving details about the government preparedness for the emergency, on Thursday evening.

Here are the key takeaways of the SRC presser:

-All coastal districts have been directed to remain alert.

-Fishermen have been asked to return by today, and those in the sea, will return by tomorrow morning.

-Fishing has been banned in Chilika and Bay of Bengal on December 3, 4 and 5.

-Farmers have also been asked to harvest paddy crops.

-A total of 60 ODRAF, 17 NDRF and 172 Fire Services teams will be deployed.

-Direction has been issued to evacuate people from low-lying areas.

-There will be no impact on pucca houses but those staying in kutcha houses will be shifted to safer places.

-Those staying near beach areas will also be shifted, if needed.

-Covid norms will be strictly followed at cyclone shelter homes.

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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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