Highest Independent Honour SKOTCH award to OSDMA in Disaster Management- 030319

Bhubaneswar- Odisha State Disaster Management Authority (OSDMA) has been honored with the coveted SKOCH award, the highest independent honour in the country, for the year 2018 for its remarkable achievements in the field of Disaster Management in the mega event of 56th SKOTCH Summit at New Delhi in last week. 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 key role in saving human lives during Cyclone Phailin in the year 2013.

OSDMA added more feathers to its achievement by receiving “Order-of-Merit” Silver for constructing disaster resilient houses to about 17,000 Phailin affected families by relocating them to 140 safer relocation sites equipped with all basic amenities & insuring their houses for ten years against multi-hazard in Ganjam & Khordha districts and “Order-of-Merit” Bronze for establishing a fail proof Early Warning Dissemination mechanism for different hydro-meteorological disasters across the coastline of Odisha which will benefit 1205 villages in 22 blocks of 6 coastal districts.

Sri Arabinda Ray, Syatem Expert & MIS Specialist, OSDMA received the Prestigious awards on behalf of OSDMA in the event.

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