CM Naveen Patnaik unveiled Flood Hazard Atlas for #Odisha

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Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik unveiled Flood Hazard Atlas for  Odisha aimed at creating awareness about flood-prone areas in the state. Based on flooding data from 2000-18, it will aid planning and decision-making to tackle flood situations and boost preparedness.

The atlas has been prepared through joint effort of National Remote Sensing Centre, Hyderabad & OSDMA and will enable administration to focus on areas more prone to flooding. About 14 lakh hectares of arable land is damaged by floods every year in Odisha.

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