Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today instead of seeking any immediate financial help for the damages caused by Cyclone Yaas sought Central assistance for long term measures to make Odisha disaster resilient as the State is frequented by such climate hazards every year.
During his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi who was on a visit here today to review damages caused by Cyclone Yaas which pounded the State two days back, Patnaik highlighted Odisha’s demand for disaster resilient power infrastructure and resilient coastal protection with storm surge resilient embankments.
Patnaik apprised the Prime Minister about the large-scale devastation caused by the cyclone and steps taken by the State government ahead of the cyclone and the ongoing restoration efforts.
Patnaik has stated on Twitter, “As the country is at the peak of Covid-19 pandemic, we have not sought any immediate financial assistance to burden the Central Government and would like to manage it through our own resources to tide over the crisis”.
Patnaik has thanked the Prime Minister for visiting Odisha in the aftermath of Cyclone Yaas