A NEW HORIZON ……. A RAY OF HOPE… TOWARDS “DISASTER MANAGEMENT”
- Establish co-ordination with line department for Disaster Management.
- Establish contact with financial institutions in Two-way and many-way manner.
- Establish co-ordination between NGOs of International , National and State and with UN
- District Control Room: 06670 230455
- Disaster Management Officer: +91 885092100
- Fax : 6007002 30303
- Emergency Number 0674-2534177
- CONTROL ROOM State EOC(BBSR) Toll Free Number – 1070
- Other Phone Numbers -0674- 2395398, 2395531
- Fax – 0674-2391871
Geographically Odisha is a disaster prone state. If we will analyze the History of occurrence of disaster in Odisha then it can be better analyzed that every year disaster beats Odisha in many ways. A part from severe kind of natural disaster, every year Odisha is subjected to other natural disaster such as Sun Strokes/Heat waves, Lightning , Whirl wind, Heavy rain, Boat accident & Tornado etc..These calamities not only creates huge losses of lives and damages of properties, but also severely influenced the social, cultural and economic development of the human beings. Continuous occurrence of these disasters destroys the livelihoods of small & marginal farmers, agricultural laborers, village artisans and poor buy making them vulnerable.
Due to the prompt & timely action, proper planning & management for post disaster relief measures, Rescue & Rehabilitation measures, now Odisha has been recognized as a pioneer state all over the world in the field of “Disaster Management”.
Odisha has been recognized as a role model in the country, for its excellent disaster management techniques to tackle different natural calamities like devastating flood, phylin, Hudhud, cyclone, drought etc. in a successful manner.
After experiencing the devastation of super cyclone, the state Govt. has emphasized the participatory planning/measures to minimize the havoc of disaster & built Odisha as a disaster resilient state is the country. In order to aware & sensitize the community to achieve successful Disaster management, now “Mock Drill” is being organized in all 30 districts of the state. Mitigation and prepared measures are being taken throughout the year to minimize the havoc of disaster . The weather forecasting system by IMD is helping a lot to predict the possible rainfall quantity in different area of the state and accordingly making it possible to take different preparatory measures to tackle possible flood situation in the state.