Tag: Osdma

Odisha forms expert group amid rise in lightning strikes

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government on Tuesday formed an ‘expert committee’ to ascertain the reason behind lightning incidents and subsequent rise in casualties in the State due to the natural calamity. At a review meeting held today, concerns were expressed over spurt in lightning strikes with an experts panel formed comprising officials of Odisha State Disaster Management […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Odisha to maximise irrigation potential: Chief Secy

Bhubaneswar: To optimise agriculture productivity in the state, the Odisha government will maximise irrigation potential. A decision to this effect was taken at the third Agriculture Cabinet meeting presided over by chief minister Naveen Patnaik at the State Secretariat here today. Briefing media persons after the meeting, chief secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi said as per […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
OSDMA to take up drought management from this year

For the first time ever, the Odisha State Disaster Management Authority (OSDMA) would take up drought management in the state from this year

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
Odisha gets 10 more units of Disaster Rapid Action Force

Bhubaneswar: Prone to natural disasters, Odisha government has raised 10 more units of the Disaster Rapid Action Force to strengthen the disaster management system of the state. According to Special Relief Commissioner P K Mohapatra, a state-level empowered committee meeting, chaired by Chief Secretary A P Padhi, has sanctioned Rs 70 crore for the purpose. […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
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Construction of pucca houses to be completed by November end in Ganjam

Odisha State Disaster Management Authority (OSDMA) has asked Ganjam district administration to complete construction of pucca houses under the World Bank-aided Odisha Disaster Recovery Project (ODRP) by November-end

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
Odisha Registers 31% Decline In Number Of Lightning Deaths

Bhubaneswar: Odisha has registered a decline in human casualty due to lightning by 31 per cent during 2018-19 following effective use of Early Warning Communication system (EWCS), a senior official said. While 465 lightning deaths were recorded in Odisha during the year 2017-18, it came down to 320 in 2018-19 which is about 31 per […]

  • Wednesday, 28 April 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 26 April 2021
Reshuffle In Odisha Bureaucracy: Pradeep Jena appointed SRC

Bhubaneswar: Pradeep Kumar Jena was appointed principal secretary of the Rural Development Department and given additional charge as Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) and MD Odisha State Disaster Management Authority (OSDMA) after Odisha government effected a reshuffle in the bureaucracy on Friday. Bishnupada Sethi, who was serving as the SRC, has been posted as Energy Department […]

  • Monday, 26 April 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 26 April 2021
Representatives Of 5 BIMSTEC Countries Will Attend Disaster Management Exercise

Bhubaneswar: Representatives from five BIMSTEC countries will attend the three-day ‘Disaster Management Exercise, 2020’ that will start here from Tuesday. “Five member countries namely Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Nepal will participate in the exercise. However, Bhutan and Thailand are not participating in the exercise,” NDRF chief S N Pradhan and OSDMA MD P […]

  • Monday, 19 April 2021
COVID19 Advisory For Odisha Banks, Bhubaneswar Markets To Shut By 6PM Everyday

Bhubaneswar: The State Finance Department on Tuesday issued an advisory for all the banks operating in Odisha asking them to implement various guidelines to prevent the spread of the infectious coronavirus (COVID-19) disease. Through the State Level Bankers’ Committee (SLBC) Convenor, the regulator directed the Controlling Heads of the Banks operating in the State to […]

  • Sunday, 18 April 2021