Bhubaneswar: 10/5/22:Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs convened the National Executive Committee meeting over video conference on Tuesday. Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra and Special Relief Commissioner Pradeep Kumar Jena participated in the NEC meeting along with senior officials of Andhra Pradesh.
Bhalla reviewed the preparedness of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha to face impending cyclone Asani in context of its latest position and track. Director-General IMD, Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, senior officials of the Indian Coast Guard were also present at the meeting.
During the meeting, Mahapatra said, “State administration is in all readiness to face the ensuing cyclone. Keeping in view the prediction of IMD, the districts – Koraput, Malkangiri, Ganjam, Rayagada and Gajpati have been kept in high alert.”
The coastal districts have also been kept on alert. ODRAF and Fire service teams have been mobilised to the southern districts. They will be prepositioned well before the time of the cyclone passing near Odisha coast, he added. Union Secretary Bhalla expressed satisfaction over the preparedness of Odisha for the ensuing cyclon