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Tag: Special Relief Commissioner

Odisha Govt Puts Cap On Gatherings For Utkal Divas, Check Details

Bhubaneswar: The detection of new variant of SARS-CoV 2 in the State has forced the Odisha government to impose restrictions on large gatherings during religious and other activities/events across the State as a precautionary measure. After imposing restrictions on congregation during the upcoming religious festivals in April, the office of the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) […]

COVID-19: Govt Offices To Function With 50% Staff In Cuttack-Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: As part of its strategy to contain the COVID-19 spread, Odisha government on Monday issued fresh directives regarding the functioning of offices in the twin cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar. As per the latest directive issued by the General Administration and Public Grievance Department, all departments of Odisha government and sub-ordinate offices in Bhubaneswar […]

Medium-Level Flood Expected In Three Odisha Rivers: SRC
Medium-Level Flood In Three Odisha Rivers: SRC

Bhubaneswar: Back to back low pressures may cause medium-level flood in three major rivers of Odisha, informed Odisha’s Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Jena. “A low to medium-level flood is expected in Bramhani, Baitarani and Subarnarekha river system. All the officials have been put on alert and all precautionary measures have been taken,” Jena said. […]

Heavy Rainfall Warning: Odisha Puts 10 Districts On Alert

Bhubaneswar: The Special Relief Commissioner on Wednesday alerted District Collectors, BDOs, Tehsildars and Engineers of 10 districts that have been issued Red warning by the Indian Meteorological Department over chances of heavy rainfall. Districts with Red, Orange and Yellow warnings have been ordered to remain prepared to meet any waterlogging/ localised flood-like situation. BDOs and […]

COVID19 Shutdown Relaxed In 4 Odisha Districts For I-Day

Bhubaneswar: Weekend shutdown imposed in Odisha’s four high COVID19 caseload-districts has been relaxed for the Independence Day on August 15 to facilitate unfurling of the National Flag on the occasion. As per an order released by the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) on Wednesday, the scheduled weekend shutdown in the districts of Ganjam, Khordha, Gajapati and […]

Cyclone Amphan: Odisha govt advises migrants against returning home in coastal districts

Bhubaneswar: With cyclone Amphan set to hit Odisha shores, the state government has asked officials to discourage migrants from returning to their hometown in coastal districts and insisted that food and accommodation arrangements be made for them. Additional Chief Secretary and Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) P K Jena, in an advisory issued on Tuesday, said […]

Cyclone Amphan: With 7 Lakh Expected To Be Affected, Odisha Swings Into Action Mode

Bhubaneswar: With the depression in Bay of Bengal intensifying into cyclonic storm Amphan, Odisha government is bracing up to face any situation as the storm is expected to re-curve and move towards north Odisha coast. Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba reviewed Odisha’s preparedness for the impending cyclone amidst ongoing COVID-19 management activities. While briefing the Cabinet […]

Special Relief Commissioner Pradeep Jena
Odisha SRC Orders On-Spot Registration Of Non-Enrolled Returnees, Action For Lapses During Return

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government has asked all district and municipal authorities to ensure spot registration of unregistered returnees in temporary medical camps with immediate action after their arrival from other States. In a letter to all district collectors and municipal commissioners, Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Jena has instructed the officials to check the registration status […]

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 […]

Medium Flood Likely In Mahanadi; SRC Puts 13 Districts On Alert

Bhubaneswar: In view of possible medium flood in Mahanadi River and its distributaries following heavy rain in lower catchment areas, Special Relief Commissioner Bishnupada Sethi on Tuesday asked Collectors of 13 districts to stay alert for any exigency. District authorities of Bolangir, Boudh, Kalahandi, Subarnapur, Nayagarh, Khurda, Cuttack, Angul, Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara and Jajpur have […]

Flash flood in Odisha: SRC seeks damage assessment report from 9 collectors 

Bhubaneswar: The Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Bishnupada Sethi has asked the Collectors of nine districts to submit a report on damage caused due to heavy rainfall that triggered flash flood in several parts of the State. The SRC directed the Collectors of–Bolangir, Gajapati, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Koraput, Malkangiri, Nabarangur, Rayagada and Sambalpur districts to submit a […]

Heavy Rain Forecast In Odisha: Collectors Of 5 Districts Asked To Remain Alert

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government today directed Collectors of five districts to remain alert in view of the heavy rain forecast by India Meteorological Department (IMD). In a letter, the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) has directed Collectors of Malkangiri, Koraput, Nabarangpur, Kalahandi and Nuapada to closely monitor the situation as flood situation is likely to crop up […]

Not much loss to property, says Minister after aerial survey of flood-hit Malkangiri

Malkangiri: With incessant rains over the last few days marooning people in as many as seven blocks of the district, State Revenue Minister Sudam Marndi and Special Relief Commissioner Bishnupada Sethi today undertook an aerial survey of the flood affected areas. Seven blocks including Padia, Kurukonda and Mathili have been completely cut-off after nine bridges […]

Odisha wins Technology Sabha Awards for its EWDS

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government has won the prestigious Technology Sabha Awards for its Early Warning Dissemination System (EWDS), Special Relief Commissioner B P Sethi said here on Wednesday. He said the state was chosen under the Unified Communications category for the Technology Sabha Awards, instituted by the Indian Express group. The award function will be hosted […]

Cyclone Fani
Cyclone Fani: 12 IAS officers to supervise relief-rehab in 9 districts of Odisha

Bhubaneswar: With the extremely severe cyclonic storm ‘Fani’ inching closer towards Odisha, the State Government today assigned 12 IAS officers to supervise the relief, rehabilitation and restoration work in nine coastal districts of the State. With immediate effect, ACS of Forest & Environment Department Suresh Chandra Mahapatra has been given the charge of Puri district […]

Heat wave in Odisha
Heat Wave Alert: Temperature in Odisha likely to rise after two days

Bhubaneswar: Following a meeting on the heat wave preparedness, the office of the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) observed that there has been an increase in maximum temperature in most of the stations in Odisha. As per the latest forecast of the Regional Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar, there will be no large change in maximum temperature […]

Titli Aftermath: SRC pegs property loss at Rs 2,765 cr

Bhubaneswar: Special Relief Commissioner Bishnupada Sethi today pegged the loss suffered due to Cyclone Titli and the resultant flood at around Rs 2,765 crore stating that the loss amount could increase as the final reports are yet to come. Sethi informed that a total of 8,125 villages under 128 blocks of 17 districts have been […]

SRC confirms 26 deaths due to Cyclone Titli-related incidents

Bhubaneswar: A day after the State unit of BJP accused Odisha government of hiding actual figures on casualties in cyclonic storm Titli, Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Bishnupada Sethi today accepted that 26 persons lost their lives in different districts due to the cyclone-related incidents. Addressing a presser in Bhubaneswar today, Sethi informed that of the […]

Gajapati landslide: Disparity between SRC's claims and version of villagers

Bhubaneswar: Despite the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Bishnupada Sethi’s claims that residents of Baraghara village in Gajapati district were informed about the Cyclone Titli and warned to leave for safer places much ahead of the landfall, doubts are being raised over the government official’s statements as the residents of the village today declined of any […]

Flood threat looms large in Boudh, Subarnapur; villagers in panic

Sonepur/Boudh: Villagers living alongside Mahanadi river in Boudh and Subarnapur districts are a harried lot as flood water is being released from Hirakud Dam through 25 gates today. Moreover, water flowing from upper catchment areas of Mahanadi has caused swelling of the river though rain has subsided. By now, acres of farmland have been inundated […]

Four districts worst-affected by rain, says SRC

Bhubaneswar: As Odisha continues to battle flood-like conditions with most districts under water, Special Relief Commissioner Bishnupada Sethi today tagged four districts as worst-affected. “Malkangiri, Koraput, Kalahandi and Nabarangpur districts have been the worst affected, but the situation is under control,” informed Sethi during a presser. Malkangiri was the worst hit recording highest average rainfall […]

Amid looming flood threat, Odisha put on alert

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik held discussions with the concerned officials today and reviewed the possible flood situation in the State, informed Special Relief Commissioner Bishnupada Sethi. “A review meeting chaired by the Chief Minister was held on tackling the possible flood situation. CM directed all the district collectors to remain alert and take all […]

Odisha records 28.9% surplus rainfall in July: SRC

Bhubaneswar: Odisha has received a surplus rainfall of 28.9 per cent during the month of July, the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) informed. According to official sources, during July, 2018, the State received average rainfall of 438.0 mm against the long term average (LTA) of 339.9 mm, thereby making it a surplus of 28.9 per cent. […]

Special Relief Commissioner dismisses possibility of flood in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: There is no flood-like situation in Mahanadi and the water discharge at Mundali has reduced, informed Special Relief Commissioner Bishnupada Sethi today. “Currently, less than 4.5 lakh cusec of water is being discharged. The water level in Baitarani has also come down so there is no chance of flood,” Sethi said. “Rainfall in last […]

CM asks govt functionaries to gear up for possible flood situation

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today directed government functionaries and district administration to be prepared for a possible flood situation. Patnaik, during a review meeting at the State Secretariat in Bhubaneswar asked the administration to be on high alert. “7.5 lakh cusecs water will flow through Munduli barrage by 3 pm due to which a […]