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Parliamentary Standing Committee hails Odisha’s effort in tackling cyclone

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Bhubaneswar: The Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee (DPSC) on Home Affairs has appreciated the Odisha government’s efforts for shifting its focus from mitigation to management during cyclone in the state in 2013 and 2014 after the devastation caused by the 1999 Super Cyclone.

In its 195th Report, on the “Devastation caused by Natural Disaster, Hudhud Cyclone in Andhra Pradesh and Odisha”, the Committee observed that various organizations like National Disaster Management Authority and World Bank appreciated the efforts of the Odisha government that while in 1999 Super Cyclone, the state was a victim, in 2013 and 2014, the state successfully shifted its attention from “mitigation” to “management”.

The Committee commended the Government of Odisha for their outstanding work and hoped that other disaster-prone states should learn from Odisha’s experience in the matter of preparedness and disaster management to meet any eventuality.

In a letter to state chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi, the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India has requested to Odisha to share its experience on preparedness and disaster management to the other disaster-prone coastal states to mitigate its impact on people and community.

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