The ATR which consists of over 100 latest equipment and procured at a cost of Rs 3.53 crore was displayed to public during a special programme held at State capital to mark Odisha Disaster Preparedness Day and National Day for Disaster Reduction.
PANEX-21 is unique as it is for the first time the exercise of this magnitude has been undertaken to review the mechanism and streamline the response strategy in the backdrop of pandemics.
Bhubaneswar: Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) and Commissioner-cum-Secretary (Disaster Management) Bishnupada Sethi Tuesday reviewed the status of pre-flood arrangements in the all districts to tackle the possible flood situation during South-West Monsoon-2018. A meeting of Additional District Magistrates (ADMs) and District Emergency Officers (DEOs) of all 30 districts was called to review of the arrangements. While […]
Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government has prepared to conduct a state-wide mock drill on June 18, 2018 to check efficacy of the preparedness of disaster management ahead of the monsoon season when the State generally witnesses natural disasters like cyclones and floods. A mock drill on management of flood and cyclone will be held on June […]
Disaster Management course will now be compulsory for first year students in all streams of Plus 3 in Odisha. This information was provided by Odisha Higher Education Minister Arun Sahoo on Friday (July 23).
Bhubaneswar: Apart from assisting senior officials in routine policing jobs, the home guards in Odisha will now be engaged in disaster management. As per proposals, the home guards will be imparted special training on disaster management and assistance while a new dress code is also in the offing, informed Director General (Home Guards), BK Sharma. […]
Bhubaneswar: Use of 3Ts – Technology, Transparency and Teamwork – should be used to bring transformation in the lives of people in Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik instructed the newly appointed Odisha Civil Services officers in an induction meet held at Rabindra Mandap here today. A total number of 670 successful candidates joined Odisha Civil […]
Bhubaneswar: Odisha government is planning to include electrocution in the list of notified disasters eligible for compensation from national and state disaster relief funds. Addressing a meeting of state level committee on natural calamities here on Monday, Special Relief Commissioner Bishnupada Sethi said the State is currently providing compensation for deaths related to sunstroke, fire, […]
New Delhi: Domestic telecom equipment provider Vihaan Networks Limited (VNL) on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) to launch “Relief 123” service to provide disaster management in India. The “Relief 123” service is an integrated disaster response solution for first responders and public safety agencies. The solution is […]
Dhaka: The death toll in the devastating floods in Bangladesh triggered following torrential rains has reached 151 as rescue teams continue to look for 10 people who remain missing, a disaster management official said on Thursday. So far, 107 deaths have been reported from the Rangamati district, 35 in Chittagong, six in Bandarban, two in […]
Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has decided to engage the “integrated multi-hazard early warning system” to strengthen the prediction and response capability of the Odisha State Disaster Management Authority (OSDMA), official sources said today. Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi, OSDMA managing director Bishnupada Sethi and others held a meeting during the day to discuss the issue. […]
Bhubaneswar: Despite only around 10 per cent of mobile towers in the Capital city getting damaged by gusty winds of Fani on May 3, the telecom network in the city stands completely disrupted till date. And telco majors blame the network outages on power blackout in the city since Friday last. However, some semblance of […]
New Delhi: A clear ‘chain of command’ should be in place when multiple stakeholders get on-board to combat a disaster and government agencies should ensure that India becomes a top-notch nation for managing such emergencies, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said Saturday. Officiating his first public event after taking charge of the ministry, Shah said […]
Bhubaneswar: To help smooth evacuation of persons having physical difficulties during calamities, the Odisha State Disaster Management Authority (OSDMA) has decided to set up a special cell for persons with disabilities. The decision in this regard was taken at a meeting chaired by OSDMA managing director B P Sethi and attended by civil society organisations […]
Bhubaneswar: Odisha State Disaster Management Authority (OSDMA) has won the IT Excellence Award, 2019 for its innovative conception by using information technology in the field of disaster management, a senior official said. Odisha, which has come a long way since the 1999 Super Cyclone, has now become a “model state” in disaster preparedness and risk […]