Disaster Management in Bhubaneswar

Disaster management is the management of resources and responsibilities for dealing with all humanitarian aspects of emergencies particularly preparedness, precautions, responding to it and recovery in order to lessen the impact of disasters.

Any disaster can interrupt essential services, such as the provision of health care, electricity, water, sewage/garbage removal, transportation and communications. The interruption can seriously affect the health, social and economic networks of a particular place. Hence it is very important to have provisions for fighting against such disasters.The Relief Activities include rescue, relocation, providing food and water, preventing disease and disability, repairing vital services such as telecommunications and transport, providing temporary shelter and emergency health care.

In Bhubaneswar (Odisha), the following authority is responsible for taking care of everything during the time of disaster management:

Odisha State Disaster Management Authority


Secretary and Chairman- Shri Bijay Kumar Patnaik
Address 2nd Floor,Rajiv Bhawan, Unit-5, Bhubaneswar GPO, Bhubaneswar - 751001
Phone Numbers: (0674) 2395379, 2396681, 2395396, 2395398 (0674) 2391871

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