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Rs. 700 Crore Loss Due To Cyclone Fani

While addressing the audience during a session titled 'Building disaster-resilient infrastructure for the nation against climate change impacts', Kishore informed that the telecom sector was worst affected. While talking on disaster-resilient infrastructures in the country, he said that airports are another such infrastructure that is badly affected.

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Cyclone Fani

During an event organized by CII, an industrial government body, Kamal Kishore, Member of National Disaster Management Authority, said that different cities across the state of Odisha, including Puri, Bhubaneswar, facing heat in the power business that mounts Rs 700 crore of losses.

He adds that even after six weeks of the cyclone, few areas in the cities faced problems related to the power supply.

While addressing the audience during a session titled 'Building disaster-resilient infrastructure for the nation against climate change impacts', Kishore informed that the telecom sector was worst affected. While talking on disaster-resilient infrastructures in the country, he informed that airports are another such infrastructure that is badly affected.

Specifically, talking about three big challenges currently faced by the country in terms of disaster resilient infrastructure, he informed, " We need to deal with uncertainties and how well equipped we are. We all need to think about this".

He asked all the private companies to build a  shared understanding of how are such infrastructures important in the context of changing the climate.

At last, he discussed the issue of capacity in the system. He said, " We don't have the capacity to deal with such disasters. In terms of Odisha, the state didn't have such a large capacity to deal with the loss of business and livelihood".

Kishore at the end of the session asked all the private companies to have a self-generated standard because India doesn't have proper standards, especially in terms of the telecom industry.



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