Bhubaneswar, Oct 14: Industry body ASSOCHAM on Monday asked its four lakh members across India to extend full support to Odisha for timely rehabilitation of those affected by Cyclone Phailin while commending the efforts of the state government in combating the natural calamity.
“The government of Odisha together with the Disaster Management Authority worked very closely and untiringly to evacuate about one million people in three days which in itself is an unprecedented feat,” ASSOCHAM president Rana Kapoor said in a statement.
Stating that the state government dealt with the cyclone ably, the ASSOCHAM president said chief minister Naveen Patnaik closely monitored the execution of massive rescue and relief operations.
It was due to his leadership and farsighted vision, otherwise the situation could have been worst, he said.
ASSOCHAM also issued an appeal to its four lakh members across India to come forward to extend full support and help to the state government for timely rehabilitation of those affected. (PTI)