Odisha Fully Geared To Tackle Situation Due To Cyclone: Pratap Jena

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government is fully geared to tackle the situation arising due to the probable cyclone, informed Panchayati Raj & Drinking Water Minister Pratap Jena today.

Arrangements have been made at the block level to evacuate people from low-lying areas to safe places like school buildings and cyclone shelters, Jena said.

Everything from food to potable drinking water will be provided to them in these shelters, he added.

The Minister said that steps are being taken to provide relief in the affected areas in the event of severe cyclone or flooding due to the excessive rains etc.

In the event of power failure, drinking water will be provided from drinking water projects by using diesel generators, he added.