Bhubaneswar: Contemplating the depth and frequency of pure disasters within the state, the Odisha authorities has determined to strengthen its disaster-fighting arms with hi-tech tools and progressive coaching, stated an official on Wednesday.
In a gathering chaired by chief secretary Asit Tripathy right here on Wednesday, an extra quantity of Rs 55.22 crore was sanctioned taking complete sanction to round Rs 205 crore for the present yr for hi-tech tools and capacity-building actions.
Whereas approving the proposals, Tripathy emphasised on correct upkeep and maintenance of the tools via common institutional preparations.
Additional, the chief secretary complimented the ODRAF and Fireplace Service models of Odisha for persistently sustaining the next commonplace of service in neighbouring states.
He additionally directed to increase contours of the Fireplace Service wing past conventional fire-fighting and construct them up as ‘First Multi-hazard Responders’.
Particular Reduction Commissioner P.Okay. Jena stated, “At current, the Odisha Fireplace Service is supplied to reply to pure disasters within the state and lengthen serving to fingers to different states. The brand new coaching and tools would additional sharpen their tooth to take care of various kinds of disasters.”
The assembly additionally reviewed the progress concerning the restore and upkeep of multi-purpose cyclone/flood centres (MCS/MFS) working at completely different locations.
The evaluation confirmed that to date bodily audit of 814 shelters working in 25 districts was full.
Out of this, the restore and upkeep of 795 shelters in 23 districts with funding of Rs 45 crore had been accomplished.