ACS Disaster Management and SRC, Pradeep Jena said that National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in collaboration with Odisha State Disaster Management Authority (OSDMA) is organizing a two-day Regional Workshop on Disaster Risk Reduction Measures here from 10 February.
Officials from Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Odisha will discuss issues and measures relating to mitigation of disasters including floods, cyclones, earthquakes and medical emergencies and its preparedness along with the use of GIS in Disaster Risk Management.
In the inaugural session keynote address will be delivered by Member Secretary, NDMA GVV Sarma.
The Workshop will also be attended by Union Secretary Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation UP Singh, Chief Secretary Asit Kumar Tripathy and Additional Chief Secretary (ACS) Disaster Management, Pradeep Jena among others.
The eminent persons form Central Organizations such as India Meteorological Department (IMD), Central Water Commission (CWC), Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), National Centre for Seismology (NCS), National Informatics Centre (NIC) Indian Institute of Technology Madras and other relevant state level organizations will share their views on Disaster Risk Reduction Measures.
Senior Officials from NDMA and State Governments will participate in the Workshop.
This regional workshop is expected to provide an opportunity to participating States to share their experiences and issues and also learn from one another.
Sharing of lessons learnt from the past disaster would also help in planning the mitigation activities in the better manner so as to reduce the life and property losses significantly in case of any natural disaster in futures.