Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, chaired a high-level meeting to review preparedness for Cyclone Fani. The cyclone is expected to hit the Odisha coast on Friday. The meeting was attended by the Cabinet Secretary, the Principal Secretary to the PM, the Additional Principal Secretary to the PM, the Home Secretary, and other senior officials from the Indian Meteriological Department, National Disaster Response Force, NDMA etc.
The Prime Minister was briefed on the likely path of the cyclone, and the ongoing precautionary and preparatory measures that have being undertaken.
The precautionary measures include provision of adequate resources, deployment of teams from NDRF and the Armed Forces, arrangements to provide drinking water, and standby systems to restore power and telecom services.
After reviewing the emerging situation, the Prime Minister instructed senior officers of the Union Government to maintain close coordination with officers of the affected States, to ensure preventive measures, and also to take effective steps for relief and rescue operations, as required.