Tag: Disaster Management

COVID19 Pandemic Not Yet Over; Disaster Management Now A Reality & Major Challenge: General Naravane
COVID19 Pandemic Not Yet Over; Disaster Management Now A Reality & Major Challenge: General Naravane

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.

Odisha UG Course Curriculum: Disaster Management Subject Mandatory

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).

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MHA Invites Nominations For Disaster Management

New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has invited nominations for the ‘Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar’ for excellence in the field of disaster management. The online process of applications for the award is open and nominations of individuals and institutions can be uploaded at “www.dmawards.ndma.gov.in” up to August 31. These awards are […]

Bihar Flood: 11 Districts Inundated, 15 Lakh People Affected

Patna: The surging floods in Bihar have spread to 11 districts, affecting nearly 15 lakh people in the state. Relief and rescue operations by the state government have not proved adequate. Major rivers in the state are in spate and flowing above the danger mark. The water resources department report said the water level of […]

Twitter, NDRF Launch Dedicated Search For Disaster Relief In India

New Delhi: Twitter on Wednesday announced a partnership with the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) in India to expand its efforts towards handling disaster situations, with launching a dedicated search prompt to help people stay updated with the latest information around disaster relief and preparedness efforts. Every time someone searches for certain keywords associated with […]

Recurring Natural Disasters: Odisha CM Directs Officials To Follow SOP

Bhubaneswar: Odisha is prone to multiple and recurring natural disasters and despite being so vulnerable the State is well prepared to face any situation, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said on Friday. While addressing the State-level disaster management committee meeting, Patnaik directed all the departments and senior officials to strictly adhere to the Standard Operating Procedure […]

Amphan Cyclone Affected Nearly 45 Lakh People In Odisha: State Govt

Bhubaneswar: A total of 1500 villages habitated by around 45 lakh people under 89 blocks of the State were affected by the fury of the cyclone Amphan, informed Odisha Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy. Tripathy on Thursday spoke with Union Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba through video conferencing to brief him about damages to lives and property […]

Odisha To Host BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise In February

Bhubaneswar: Odisha will host BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise in February, informed National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) DG, SN Pradhan on Monday. Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) is an international organisation to foster socio-economic cooperation among Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bhutan and Nepal. All the countries are prone […]

Odisha Bags Award For Using IT In Disaster Management

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 […]

OSDMA to open a new cell for persons with disabilities

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 […]

Create chain of command during disasters, ensure India is no 1 in this subject: Shah

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 […]

Fani winds bare chinks in Odisha's post disaster management

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 […]

SRC reviews arrangements to tackle possible flood during monsoon

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 […]

Disaster preparedness: Govt to conduct state-wide mock drill on June 19

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 […]

Odisha to have integrated multi-hazard early warning system

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. […]