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Odisha government to invest Rs 400 crore to increase disaster management capacity

Odisha government to invest Rs 400 crore to increase disaster management capacity


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Published: Thursday, September 22, 2022, 17:59 [IST]

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BHUBANESWAR, 22 September: In view of the changing climatic conditions, the government on Wednesday decided to further strengthen the disaster management capacity of the state by providing latest equipment and intensive training to frontline organizations like ODRAF and fire service units. In the meeting of the State Executive Committee under the Disaster Management Act held here under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mohapatra, it was informed that for further improvement in the disaster management system and to empower the frontline units engaged in mitigating the impact of the disaster, about 400 Crores of rupees will be required.

odisha govt to invest 400 crore to increase disaster management capacity

The proposal for Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) was discussed in the meeting. It was decided that a quick PDNA would be conducted for the recent heavy rains and floods. After a proper assessment of needs, additional support will be mobilized for long-term recovery, reconstruction, recovery and future damage reduction. Development Commissioner and Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Jena informed in the meeting that PDNA will be organized in collaboration with National Disaster Management Authority and National Institute of Disaster Management.

He said areas such as housing and rehabilitation, protection of civic amenities including health and educational infrastructure, drinking water, local critical infrastructure needs such as roads and bridges would be key components of the PDNA. The Chief Secretary directed the OSDMA to complete the PDNA in about a month. Jena asked the concerned departments to submit utilization certificates against the already released SRC grants for relief, repair, restoration and distribution of various aids to the people.

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The Revenue and Disaster Management Department was asked to identify flood prone villages with inadequate flood and cyclone shelter and to construct more flood shelters in those areas. It was also decided to strengthen and raise the flood embankments in sensitive areas like Bari, Dhamnagar, Gop and so on. Other riverside villages as a permanent solution.

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odisha govt to invest 400 crore to increase disaster management capacity

Story first published: Thursday, September 22, 2022, 17:59 [IST]

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