Government of Odisha: State Disaster Management Plan June 2017

Odisha, due to its sub-tropical littoral location is vulnerable to various natural disasters like tropical cyclones, floods, storm surges, lightning, tsunami and whirlwinds etc. Changing climatic conditions is likely to increase intensity and frequency of natural disasters. Growing economy and industrial development have started giving indications of potential chemical and industrial disasters. Population growths leading to intensification of human settlements in vulnerable areas with increasing urban population pose challenges to disaster management mechanism of the state. The State Disaster Management Plan (SDMP) is the plan for disaster management for the entire State prepared under the Section 23 of Disaster Management Act, 2005. It provides a framework and direction for all phases of disaster management cycle. It covers disaster risk reduction, mitigation, preparedness, response, recovery and better reconstruction.