Modi reviews impact of cyclone Yaas in Odisha


Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday chaired a meeting to review the impact of cyclone Yaas in Odisha.

He also reviewed several other aspects related to relief, rehabilitation and restoring livelihoods in the cyclone-hit areas.

The Prime Minister held the review meeting at the Bhubaneswar airport here. Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Union Ministers Dharmendra Pradhan and Pratap Sarangi and senior officers of the state government attended the meeting.

Modi also conducted an aerial survey of the cyclone affected areas in Odisha.

Dharmendra Pradhan said the Prime Minister reassured that his government will continue to work together and will extend all the support to Odisha in mitigating the impact of cyclone Yaas, further strengthening disaster preparedness and building a disaster resilient Odisha.

The PM also appreciated the proactive role of the central and state agencies as well as the unimpeachable spirit of the people of Odisha in braving and effectively dealing with the challenges posed by the cyclone, said Pradhan.

Special Relief Commissioner Pradeep Kumar Jena said the state government didn’t seek any immediate financial assistance from the Centre in view of the Covid-19 situation.

The Chief Minister, during the meeting, maintained that the state government would like to manage it through its own resources to tide over the crisis.

However, the Chief Minister flagged two long-term needs of Odisha-disaster resilient power system and storm surge protection for coastal belt, said Jena.