Tag: Natural Calamities

Advanced Rescue Tender Vehicle loaded with advanced equipment
Odisha Fire Services dept gets more teeth, know all about Advanced Rescue Tender vehicle

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.

  • Saturday, 29 October 2022
Disaster Management Committee Meeting
Disaster management committee meet: Remain prepared, CM directs officials

Reiterating that 'every life is precious', Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik asked the state admin to be prepared for all possible disasters.

  • Friday, 17 June 2022
Safety Check for Facebook Lite now in India

San Francisco: Social media giant Facebook on Wednesday introduced its Safety Check feature for Facebook Lite in more than 100 countries, including India, to empower users in areas with low Internet connectivity. “In many areas around the world, networks can be slow and unreliable. This can be even more challenging after a crisis, when communication […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
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Odisha seeks increase in ex-gratia for victims of natural calamities

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government has urged the Centre to increase the ex-gratia paid to the kin of victims of natural calamities and suggested amendments in the norms for giving assistance under State Disaster Response Fund and National Disaster Response Fund, official sources said today. Odisha’s Special Relief Commissioner B P Sethi sent a letter recently to […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
Odisha rejects centre’s data on zero natural calamities

Bhubaneswar: The State government today expressed displeasure over no mention of Odisha in the list of 14 States identified to have been affected by natural calamities. In reply to a question raised by BJD MP Ram Chandra Hansdah, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju in Lok Sabha on Wednesday mentioned that 14 […]

  • Friday, 18 June 2021
India sets up control room to handle natural calamities

New Delhi: Following glaring lapses by federal and state agencies to immediately respond to the people in distress during natural calamities, the government is setting up an integrated control room for emergency response especially to handle natural disasters and to carry out a strategic level of monitoring. “It has been found that during natural calamities, […]

  • Sunday, 25 April 2021