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Odisha schools to soon implement School Safety Policy, impart lessons on disaster preparedness

Under the School Safety Policy 2016, lessons on disaster preparedness will be included in school textbooks

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Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik. Wikimedia

Bhubaneshwar, October 29, 2017 : The Odisha government on Sunday said it will implement School Safety Policy designed by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to include lessons on disaster preparedness in school textbooks.

“School Safety Policy of 2016 as designed by the NDMA will be implemented by School and Mass Education department soon,” said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on the occasion of Odisha Disaster Preparedness Day and National Day for Disaster Reduction here.

The day is observed on October 29 every year to recall the devastation in the aftermath of the Super Cyclone of 1999 and strengthen the state’s resolve to prepare for any disaster that may take place in future.

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Patnaik said the government had also planned to integrate youth power for disaster management.

He said Odisha, which faces the fury of cyclones often, had become a role model to the world in disaster preparedness and risk management.

“My government has ensured adequate planning, preparedness and continuous capacity building to minimise human casualty during any disaster. I really appreciate that we have chosen ‘Early warning to save lives’ as this year’s theme,” said the Chief Minister.

Odisha State Disaster Management Authority Managing Director Pradipta Mohapatra said under the School Safety Policy 2016, lessons on disaster preparedness will be included in school textbooks.

In order to generate public awareness and to expedite preparedness for protecting human beings and animals, provision for last mile connectivity, with the facility of early warning towers, has been taken up at 122 locations along the coast to disseminate cyclone and tsunami warnings.

A total of 243 shelter connectivity covering 390 km, 12 saline embankments covering 58 km and five godowns are also under construction, Patnaik added. (IANS)

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#SheMeansBusiness : Odisha Government Announces E-Platform for Women Entrepreneurs

The decision to encourage women to do business by using social media is a significant in bolstering women empowerment

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SHG women running a cabinet manufacturing business. Wikimedia

Odisha, August 11, 2017: Odisha government has found a novel idea to empower women by allowing them to do business through Facebook- #SheMeansBusiness,  an e-business platform set up by a joint initiative of Facebook, MSME department of Odisha and Mission Shakti. The move is an indicator of the time when start-up revolution is changing entrepreneurship like never before.

The decision to encourage women to do business by using social media is a significant step by the state government to reinforce its business ecosystem and bolster women empowerment.

Women self help groups (SHGs) will now be able to sell their handcrafted products through #SheMeansBusiness.

It would help women exhibit their products across the country and worldwide and will also strengthen their socio-economic status. From ‘Badi’ made in Keonjhar and Ganjam to beautifully crafted ‘Chandua’ of Pipili, the platform will impel women to sell everything.

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A workshop is being organized in the capital city to provide the necessary marketing and entrepreneurial skills to women.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik stated at the inaugural program of the workshop, “This joint initiative by the government and Facebook is an innovative program to impart digital marketing skills to our women entrepreneurs particularly the SHGs. This can further strengthen the progress of our women and take their empowerment to a whole new level”, mentioned Odhisatv.

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In the first phase over the next one year, the government intends to train and around 25,000 women with basic skills and information on technology, teamwork, transparency which will enable them to carry out business operations smoothly.

On the other hand, women self-help groups are hopeful about the unconventional method of business. “Once we open accounts in Facebook we will be trained to sell our products online and hope to do more business with it,” said an SGH member.


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Rs 3 lakh ex gratia and a pucca House for Japanese Encephalitis victims’ Families in Odisha

Over 100 children have died in the district due to Japanese Encephalitis and Acute Encephalitis Syndrome

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Vaccines. Representational image. Pixabay

Bhubaneswar, Dec 24, 2016: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday announced Rs 3 lakh ex gratia and a pucca house for each of the families of the deceased children who died due to Japanese Encephalitis in Malkangiri district.

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“I am very concerned about the death of children in Malkangiri district. I convey my condolence to the bereaved families. I have announced an ex gratia of Rs 3 lakh to each family. Besides special allotment of pucca houses would be made to those families,” said the Chief Minister, who visited the district on Saturday.

Patnaik also took a review meeting over the Japanese Encephalitis situation with the district officials and local MP and MLAs.

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Over 100 children have died in the district due to Japanese Encephalitis and Acute Encephalitis Syndrome.

“All preventive measures have been taken against the Japanese Encephalitis. Ninety six per cent of children have already been vaccinated and the remaining 4 per cent will be vaccinated in three-four days,” he added.

The Chief Minister said 42,000 medicated mosquito nets have already been supplied and about one lakh nets would be supplied shortly.

However, the opposition parties criticised the state government for the delayed action. They said the Chief Minister woke up after the death of over 100 children in Malkangiri district.

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The BJP and the Congress have called for a shutdown in Malkangiri on Saturday protesting the Chief Minister’s visit to the district and for neglecting the health sector there. (IANS)

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Lightning in Odisha kills 30, injured 35 others

Special Relief Commissioner Pradipta Mohapatra said they had received reports of several deaths due to lightning.

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Lightning. Image Source: Wikimedia Commons
  • While the maximum number of eight deaths were reported from Bhadrak district, there were seven casualties in Balasore district and five in Khurda, said police
  • Besides, three deaths were reported in Mayurbhanj and one each in Kendrapara, Jajpur, Keonjhar and Nayagarh, police said, adding details of three deaths are awaited
  • Special Relief Commissioner Pradipta Mohapatra said they had received reports of several deaths due to lightning

At least 30 persons were killed and 35 others injured due to lightning strikes in different parts of Odisha, police said on Saturday.

Lightning in Odisha kills 30. Image Source: Wikimedia Commons
Lightning in Odisha kills 30. Image Source: Wikimedia Commons

While the maximum number of eight deaths were reported from Bhadrak district, there were seven casualties in Balasore district and five in Khurda, said police.

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Besides, three deaths were reported in Mayurbhanj and one each in Kendrapara, Jajpur, Keonjhar and Nayagarh, police said, adding details of three deaths are awaited.

Special Relief Commissioner Pradipta Mohapatra said they had received reports of several deaths due to lightning.

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik. Image Source: Wikimedia Commons
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik. Image Source: Wikimedia Commons

Meanwhile, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday expressed his condolences over the deaths of people due to the lightning strikes.

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The Chief Minister also directed the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) to disburse assistance immediately to bereaved families as per the Relief Code. (IANS)

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