Bhubaneswar: June 17: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today chaired a state-level meeting through video conferencing and directed the state administration to be prepared for all possible disasters.
Our disaster management policy is to protect each life. Every life is precious for us. By following this policy, a disaster-prone state like us, has become a leading state in the field of disaster management.’ said Chief Minister.
The Chief Minister reiterated that the period from June to October of each year is very important. Many natural disasters, such as floods, storms, and droughts, occur during this time. So during this time, there is a possibility of storms and floods coming at the same time. We need to strengthen our preparations in this regard,” he said.
Chief Minister said, all the administrative machinery to stay alert and fully prepared with advanced disaster information system, rescue & relief, drinking water supply, and health, and animal care services.
The Chief Minister also suggested that special attention should be paid to pregnant women, people with physical and mental disabilities, children, widows, and the elderly.
During the meeting, the Minister of State for Revenue and Disaster Management Pramila Mallick briefed the participants on the steps taken by the state government in the field of disaster management.
He said that while there were 879 cyclone and flood shelter centers in the state and 55 more shelters were being constructed with the help of the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. Disaster relief homes are being built in different parts of the state, especially in the coastal areas, he said.
Balangir MLA Narasimha Mishra, Puri MLA Jayant Sadangi, Begunia MLA Rajendra Sahu, Berhampur MP Chandrasekhar Sahu, and Government Chief Whip Prashant Muduli delivered keynote speeches on various issues and solutions in their respective areas.