United Nations praises Orissa for cyclone management

Orissa’s handling of the cyclone will be a landmark success story in disaster management.

Written by PTI | Bhubaneshwar | Published: October 16, 2013 3:02:33 am

The United Nations has praised the Orissa government’s “effective” management of cyclone Phailin,which hit the state’s coast on October 12.

“Orissa’s handling of the cyclone will be a landmark success story in disaster management,” Margareta Wahlström,Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Disaster Risk Reduction,said,according to an official in the Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s office. Wahlström spoke to the CM on the phone,the official said.

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