Odisha Channel Bureau Bhubaneswar, June 25; Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday said that the State government is taking all possible steps to combat any natural calamity during the monsoon season.“All concerned have been asked to stay prepared for any contingency and take necessary steps in this regard,” Patnaik told journalists after chairing a meeting of the State Level Committee on Natural Calamities at the State Secretariat here.Patnaik said that the Indian Meteorological Department has predicted deficient during Monsoon-2014.“To meet such a situation, Departments of Agriculture, Water Resources, Housing and Urban Development, Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Cooperation and other concerned Departments should prepare an appropriate contingency plan in a week’s time,” Patnaik said while addressing the meeting.In spite of deficient rainfall prediction, floods cannot be ruled out and we have to remain in full preparedness to face any situation, he added.“In the event of flood, it is our responsibility to reach out to the affected people and provide due assistance at the earliest possible time,” Patnaik said.
June 25, 2014
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