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Cong sets up cyclone control room


Bhubaneswar, Oct 10:

With the very severe cyclonic storm heading towards the Odisha coast, the Congress today constituted a three-tier disaster management committee and opened a control room to undertake relief, rescue and rehabilitation activities.

“The OPCC has constituted committees at the state, district level and block level to help the people likely to be affected by the impending cyclone,” OPCC president Jaydev Jena said.

Besides members from its youth, women and student wings, the OPCC has asked its people to keep in touch with district collectors, tehsildars, block development officers and others associated with the relief and rescue operation during the calamity.

OPCC vice-president Samir Routray has been assigned the responsibility of the state level control room while senior leader Sk Matklub Ali will be in charge of Cuttack district. Other leaders who have been put in charge of different districts are: Prasad Harichandan (Puri), Chiranjib Biswal (Jagatsinghpur), Gurupada Nanda (Kendrapara), Kishore Panda (Nayagarh), Shivananda Ray (Balasore), Pradeep Majhi (Bhadrak), Kailash Acharya (Mayurbhanj), Kishore Patel (Keonjhar), Kumudini Patnaik (Ganjam), Alekh Choudhury (Gajapati) and Amarnath Pradhan (Dhenkanal).

These leaders could be directly contacted over phone for any matter relating to cyclone disaster, Jena said. (PTI)