Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today directed all concerned departments to remain prepared well in advance to face possible floods or any other natural disaster during the monsoon.
While chairing a meeting of the state-level Disaster Management Committee through video conferencing, Naveen said that the Southwest monsoon has touched all parts of Odisha and natural disasters such as storms and floods can occur during this time.
Highlighting Odisha’s strong grass root framework to fight with natural disaster, the Chief Minister said that despite the epidemic, Odisha has managed to cope with various disasters.
He further reiterates the Govt’s policy to deal with disaster that ‘all lives are precious’.
“Odisha is one of the most disaster-affected states in our country. We regularly deal with floods, storms, and droughts. In 2020-21, the state was hit by cyclone Amphan and Yaas” he added.
All information systems, rescue and relief programs, drinking water supplies, health and animal care must be properly prepared.
He further urged oncerned 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 also stressed on the community participation during disaster management.