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Odisha Govt Asks Coastal Districts To Remain Alert amid the threat of possible landfall of Cyclone JAWAD

Bhubaneswar:2/12/21: In a bid to avoid any loss of life and property, amid the threat of possible landfall of Cyclone JAWAD in Odisha, the Odisha government has made adequate arrangements.

The State government has started the evacuation of people living in the low-lying areas and deployed several teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF), and Odisha Fire Services in the districts which are likely to be affected by the impending cyclone.

Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Kumar Jena while addressing the media persons said that 60 teams of ODRAF (10 members each), 34 NDRF (15 members each), and 172 Fireteams (8 members each) have been deployed in the districts which are likely to be affected by the cyclone.

In the Ganjam district, 9 ODRAF teams, 6 NDRF teams, and 30 Fire teams have been deployed in view of the cyclone.

Likewise, 6 ODRAF teams, 2 NDRF teams, and 10 Fire teams have been deployed in the Gajapati district. Three ODRAF teams, 2 NDRF teams, and 18 Fire teams have been deployed in the Puri district.

Similarly, 4 NDRF teams and 17 Fire teams have been deployed in the Khurda district and 19 Fire teams have been deployed in the Cuttack district.

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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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