Cyclone Yaas Review: Odisha Places Two Long-Term Demands Before PM Modi

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government on Friday placed two long-term demands before Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is in the State to review and assess the impact of Cyclone Yaas.

After a review meeting with the Prime Minister, Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Kumar Jena informed that the former was shown an 8-minute long video about the cyclone and its impact followed by a PowerPoint presentation.

Jena said that while Odisha is not going to demand any central assistance under the Response Fund it has presented two long-term demands in view of the frequent natural disasters in the State.

The first demand is a disaster-resilient power system which has been sought for the last two years. Similarly, in view of coastal storm surge and sea erosion, the second demand is a disaster-resilient coastal protection system.

The SRC further informed that the State Government has informed the Prime Minister that the damage assessment of the Cyclone will be done in the next seven days. Meanwhile, no assistance has been demanded from the Centre.