OSDMA in coordination with Ministry of Home Affairs, New Delhi, National Disaster Management Authority, New Delhi and other National and International organizations is conducting regular mock exercises/drills on different disasters throughout the State.
In order to check the state preparedness against Earthquake and as per the approved calendar for 2017-18, Mock Exercise on Earthquake will be conducted in 05 districts of Odisha, viz; Angul, Dhenkanal, Deogarh, Keonjhar and Sundergarh on 9th February, 2018. Further, for better demonstration of the exercise and for creating awareness among students, it has been decided to conduct the exercise/drill in identified schools in the district head quarters of the 05 districts.
In this regard, a State Level Preparatory meeting was held on 31.01.2018, in the Conference Hall of OSDMA, under the Chairmanship of Chief General Manager, OSDMA, involving all-important stakeholders for the Mock Exercise.
Shri Pravat Ranjan Mohapatra, Joint Relief Commissioner, Odisha, inaugurated the meeting. Deputy Collectors, Emergency and District Project Officers of all 05 districts, representatives of ODRAF, NDRF, Fire Services and other officials of OSDMA attended the meeting. The action plans for Mock Exercise, Table Top Exercise and Guidelines for the Erath Quake ME were discussed in the meeting. It was decided that, schools will be identified at the District Head Quarters of all the 05 districts and preparation at the identified schools will start form 03.02.2018. The time lines for conducting the ME were also finalized in the meeting.