Odisha CM garners UN’s praises for disaster management

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Bhubaneswar: Odisha and its Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik continued to gain appreciation for his administration and disaster management skills.

The UN has praised Odisha CM for his “well-resourced disaster management authority” that saves lives during natural calamities.

Mami Mizutori, chief of UN office for disaster risk reduction (UNDRR), said Odisha’s example gives important lessons on “strengthening disaster risk governance, investing in preparedness and scenario planning while spreading a greater understanding of disaster risk”.

Mizutori said: “Patnaik … has provided political commitment necessary to build a robust and well-resourced disaster management authority. In 1999, some 10,000 people died on Odisha coastline and that has never been repeated”.

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