Bhubaneswar, June 9 (LocalWire): The state government has asked all district collectors to conduct the annual disaster preparedness mock drill on June 19.
In a letter to them, Special Relief Commissioner and managing director of Odisha State Disaster Management Authority (OSDMA) Bishnupada Sethi said the mock drill will also be held in all cyclone and flood shelters of 25 districts and awareness-cum-disaster mock drill in the rest of the five districts.
Besides the district level preparatory meeting would be complete by 12 June, he wrote.
The exercise will be conducted involving the district administration, community members, task force volunteers, NGO partners, village disaster management committees, NDRF, ODRAF and youth volunteers.
The mock drill each year aims to inculcate the culture of preparedness of the community and also cover all display of search and rescue and first aid techniques by the trained volunteers.