Cyclone Jawad: Piyush Goyal reviews preparedness, IMD tweets Jawad weakens into deep depression

Cyclone Jawad: Piyush Goyal reviews preparedness, IMD tweets Jawad weakens into deep depression

Hummingbird News Desk

NEW DELHI, 4 DEC: As Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted cyclone Jawad may hit Odisha coast on Sunday, Minister for Commerce and Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution and Textiles, Piyush Goyal today reviewed the arrangements and preparations made by the state governments of Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal today in a video conference with the state chief secretaries concerned. National level Industry Associations like CII, FICCI, ASSOCHAM and PHD Chambers were also represented at the Conference.

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The minister took stock of the preparations being made by the respective state governments. He also reviewed the suggestions for successful mitigation made by ministries, state governments, industry bodies and other organizations and appreciated the concerted efforts being made to mitigate the cyclone.

He said that this collaboration was  a worthy example of cooperative federalism at its best.  He also underscored the need for the drawing of a comprehensive action plan towards managing this natural disaster in a most effective way by incorporating the inputs and suggestions given by all stakeholders.

Mr Goyal said that public private partnership is necessary for disaster management and mitigation and for protecting the lives and livelihoods of those affected.  Observing that the cyclone seems to be a milder one, the minister said that we must constantly upgrade our learnings and keep upgrading our capabilities. He also called for preparedness in the banking and insurance sectors to tackle the effects of the cyclone. 

As per the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the low-pressure region in the Bay of Bengal is expected to intensify into Cyclone Jawad and is expected to reach the coast of north Andhra Pradesh – Odisha around the afternoon today, with the wind speed ranging up to 100 kmph.

In the latest, the IMD has tweeted saying that the Cyclonic Storm ‘JAWAD’ weakened into a Deep Depression at 1730 hrs IST of today, it is about 180 km east-southeast of Vishakhapatnam, 260 km south of Gopalpur , 330 km south-southwest of Puri and 420 km south-southwest of Paradip.

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Tags: #CycloneJawad #PiyushGoyal #DeepDepression #Odisha #AndhraPradesh #WestBengal

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