Friday, January 28, 2022

Commerce & Industry Minister Piyush Goyal reviews preparedness for mitigation of cyclone Jawad

Commerce & Industry Minister Piyush Goyal today reviewed preparedness for mitigation of cyclone Jawad. He reviewed the arrangements and preparations made by the State Governments of Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal in a video conference with the State Chief Secretaries concerned.

National level Industry Associations like CII, FICCI, ASSOCHAM and PHD Chambers were also represented at the Conference. The minister also reviewed the suggestions for successful mitigation made by Ministries, State Governments, industry bodies and other organizations.

He appreciated the concerted efforts being made to mitigate the cyclone. He said that this collaboration was a worthy example of cooperative federalism at its best. He also underscored the need for the drawing of a comprehensive action plan towards managing this natural disaster in a most effective way by incorporating the inputs and suggestions given by all stakeholders.

Mr. Goyal said that public-private partnership is necessary for Disaster Management and mitigation and for protecting the lives and livelihoods of those affected. He said that we must constantly upgrade our learnings and keep upgrading our capabilities. He also called for preparedness in the banking and insurance sectors to tackle the effects of the cyclone.

As per the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the low-pressure region in Bay of Bengal is expected to intensify into Cyclone Jawad. It is expected to reach the coast of north Andhra Pradesh – Odisha around this afternoon, with the wind speed ranging up to 100 kmph.

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