Odisha government will set up 122 Warning Towers across the state for better natural disaster mitigation. This was announced by the Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on the occasion of Disaster Preparedness Day.
On Disaster Preparedness Day & National Day for Disaster Reduction, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik remembered the loss of lives in 1999 Super Cyclone.
He highlighted State Government’s efforts towards pro-active, community based & tech-backed disaster management strategy to protect lives, livelihoods and assets of people in the state.
Chief Minister thanked volunteers, ODRAF, NDRF, Fire Service, Armed Forces and all officials engaged in relief and rescue operations. He also thanked Cyclone Shelter Management and Maintenance Committees, PRI and Community members, NGOs, Indian RedCross Society and UN Agencies for their cooperation and service in managing disasters in the state.