07 November 2019
Bhubaneswar: Odisha State Disaster Management Authority (OSDMA) received the Lightning Resilience Award 2019 for its outstanding work in Lightning Risk Management and by bringing down the deaths by more than 50%.
Director-General Indian Meteorological Department, Dr Mrutyunjay Mohapatra handed over the award to Bikramaditya Barik, Joint Secretary, office of Special Relief Commissioner, Odisha.
The award is a part of Lightning Resilient India Campaign 2019-2021. This is a joint Initiative of Climate Resilient Observing Systems Promotion Council (CROPC) and India Meteorological Department, Ministry of Earth Science.
SW Monsoon 2019 Lightning Report was released at Vrishti Auditorium, Mausam Bhawan by Climate Resilient Observing System Promotion Council (CROPC) and IMD during the inaugural function of two days Symposium on Lightning Resilient India Campaign.