Naveen unveils the flood atlas for Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today unveiled a flood atlas at the state natural disaster committee meeting in the State Secretariat for Odisha.
On that occasion, the Chief Minister said that Odisha is a flood-prone state. Floods cause significant damage to life and property every year.
“This atlas will help identify the disaster-prone areas of the state so they can make the necessary plans to solve the problem,” the CM said, adding that the atlas will be especially helpful in flood management. It is noteworthy here that the flood The hazard Atlas was created after data on floods were identified in the period 2000-2018. It was also found that every year about 14 lakh ha of agricultural land are affected by floods.
The atlas could help identify the most affected area that should remain in focus. The atlas was created by the National Remote Sensing Center (NRSC) of ISRO, Hyderabad and the Odisha State Disaster Management Authority (OSDMA).
Minister of Agriculture Arun Sahoo, Minister of Revenue and Disaster Relief Sudam Marndi, Minister of I & PR and Irrigation Raghunandan Das, Director of NRSC (ISRO) Dr. Dibakar, Secretary-General AP Padhi, Development Commissioner Asit Tripathy and Special Relief Commissioner Bishnupada Sethi.

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