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Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Tuesday reiterated that every human life is precious for the State government and all necessary precautions will be taken to save lives.

Assuring people of the State government’s resolve to tackle the impending Cyclone ‘Yaas’, which is likely to make landfall on Wednesday close to the State’s coast, he appealed to the people to cooperate in every possible manner with the State administration.

“All necessary precautions have been taken for the cyclone. Rather it must be monitored on a regular basis,” said Patnaik reviewing readiness to tackle Cyclone Yaas.

The policy of our government is that every human life is precious, Patnaik added while reviewing the preparedness for Cyclone ‘Yaas’ at the Special Relief Commissioner’s Control Room through video conferencing.

Chief Secretary SC Mohapatra briefed the CM about steps taken by the administration regarding evacuation.

SRC PK Jena made a presentation regarding the position of the cyclone.

He said that latest data suggest that the cyclone will make a landfall between Bahanaga and Basudevpur.

He also briefed on arrangements made for drinking water, special arrangements at covid hospitals, oxygen buffer, power supply  communication network and other arrangements.

  He said that evacuation is going on in full swing. Over 2.5 lakh have already been evacuated. All will be evacuated from vulnerable places by tonight, he added.

He assured the Chief Minister about full preparedness.

“All are ready to face the cyclone with the rescue and restoration plan,” Jena asserted.