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Cyclone VAYU: Odisha Assures All Aids To Gujarat


12 June 2019

OMMCOM NEWS


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Bhubaneswar: Since Odisha has recently encountered severe cyclonic storm FANI apart from others in sequel in the previous years and also owing to our State’s praiseworthy preparedness as well as world-class disaster management system in operation, Gujarat Government has sought Odisha Government’s help in view of the predicted landfall of Cyclone VAYU’s there tomorrow (Thursday) morning.  

Talking to media today at the State Secretariat here, Odisha Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi informed, “So far the predicted cyclone in Gujarat is concerned, their Chief Secretary Jagdip Narayan Singh had made a discussion with me. I have assured him all sorts of help from Odisha side. We’re ready to extend.”

Padhi added, “He (Gujarat Chief Secretary) has stated to request us for help basing on the situation there.”

“Help in shape of evacuation procedure, all sorts of experience we have already faced during FANI and Titli. These were all in our course of discussions and I shared everything with him,” mentioned the Odisha Chief Secretary.   

Notably, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani had said yesterday that his State officials are in constant touch with the Odisha Government to learn and implement the disaster management techniques adopted during cyclone FANI that hit the eastern coastal state of Odisha on May 3 this year.

Also pertinent to note that, Gujarat Government had extended its helping hand to Odisha Government by donating Rs 5 crore in its efforts to restore and rebuild the State here in the aftermath of extremely severe Cyclone FANI.

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Aditya Prasad Padhi, Chief Secretary, Odisha