Cyclone Jawad: Odisha Government prohibits fishing, readies more than 250 rescue teams

As the threat of Cyclone Jawad looms large the Odhisa Govt is making all preparations to deal with any situations arising from its landfall. The Odisha government has announced that it has plans to deploy 266 teams including National Disaster Response Force, State Fire Services and Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF) in coastal districts.

Already 14 coastal districts have been put on alert and asked to take all necessary steps in view of impending cyclonic storm.

In addition to this, Odisha authorities have prohibited fishing activities within the territorial waters along the entire coastline of Odisha state and Chilika lake by all types of fishing vessels from 3 December to 5 December. The step was taken to safeguard the life and assets of fishermen due to the impending cyclonic storm.

Meanwhile, 24 teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), 158 teams of State Fire Services and 33 teams of Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF) will be deployed in 10 coastal districts including Ganjam, Gajapati, Puri, Khordha, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Jajpur, Bhadrak and Balasore.