Union Secretary hails Odisha’s preparedness for impending cyclone ‘Asani’

Bhubaneswar: Secretary Ministry of Home Affairs, Ajaya Kumar Bhalla expressed his satisfaction over the preparedness of Odisha for the ensuing cyclone ‘Asani.’

The Union Secretary expressed his satisfaction over Odisha’s preparedness during the National Executive Committee meeting through video conferencing today.

Bhalla reviewed the preparedness of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha to face impending cyclone Asani in context of its latest position and track.

Odisha Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra along with Development Commissioner and Special Relief Commissioner Pradeep Kumar Jena participated in the meeting.

Chief Secretary appraised, “State administration is in all readiness to face the ensuing cyclone. Keeping in view the prediction of IMD the districts namely Koraput, Malkangiri, Ganjam, Rayagada and Gajpati have been kept on high alert. The coastal districts have also been kept on alert.”

“The Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF) and Fire service teams have been mobilised to the southern districts. They will be prepositioned well before the time of the cyclone passing near Odisha coast,” added the Chief Secretary.

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