Bishnupada Sethi Managing Director Odisha State Disaster Management Authority (OSDMA) is in a happy mode.

This becasue OSDMA for  the first time has been honoured with the coveted SKOCH award for the year 2018.
OSDMA received this Award for its remarkable achievements in the field of disaster management in the mega event of  the 56th SKOTCH Summit at New Delhi on 25 February.

Arabinda Ray, System Expert and MIS Specialist, OSDMA received the prestigious awards on behalf of OSDMA at the event.

The SKOCH Group has been felicitating individuals and institutions having done meritorious works in the field of governance, finance, banking, disaster management, technology, corporate citizenship, economics and inclusive growth, with India’s highest independent civilian honors since 2003.

OSDMA received the prestigious SKOCH award in the Disaster Management category, in addition to “Order-of-Merit” Gold for building community resilience by constructing 879 Multi Purpose Cyclone and Flood Shelters across the coastline and flood-prone areas of Odisha which played a key role in saving human lives during Cyclone Phailin in the year 2013.

OSDMA added more feathers to its cap by receiving “Order-of-Merit” Silver for constructing disaster resilient houses for about 17,000 Phailin-affected families by relocating them to 140 safer relocation sites equipped with all basic amenities and insuring their houses for ten years against multi-hazard in Ganjam and Khordha districts.

It also received “Order-of-Merit” Bronze for establishing a fail proof Early Warning Dissemination System for different hydro-meteorological disasters across the coastline of Odisha which will benefit 1,205 villages in 22 blocks of 6 coastal districts.

Earlier OSDMA has received ICHL award, 2013 for “Excellence in Humanitarian Action” in the field of Disaster Management and also  many certification for effective management of disasters in the last years.

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