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OSDMA Wins the SKOCH Award, 2018

Odisha State Disaster Management Authority (OSDMA) has won the SKOCH Award, 2018 for its remarkable achievements in the field of disaster management.
OSDMA Wins the SKOCH Award, 2018

Details:

  • The award was presented at the 56th SKOTCH Summit held at New Delhi.
  • The SKOCH Award is being presented since 2003 to individuals and institutions having done meritorious works in the field of governance, finance, banking, disaster management, technology, corporate citizenship, economics and inclusive growth by Skoch Group.

Achievements of OSDMA:

  • OSDMA had received 'Order-of-Merit' in the Gold category for constructing 879 multipurpose cyclone and flood shelters which played a key role in saving human lives during Cyclone Phailin in 2013.
  • OSDMA had received Order-of-Merit' in the Silver category for constructing disaster resilient houses for about 17,000 Phailin affected families by relocating them to safer places.
  • 'Order-of-Merit' in the Bronze category was given to the OSDMA for its Early Warning Dissemination System for different hydro-meteorological disasters across the coastline of Odisha which will benefit 1,205 villages in 22 blocks of six coastal districts.
  • OSDMA had received ICHL award, 2013 for Excellence in Humanitarian Action in the field of Disaster Management and many certifications for effective management of disasters.

Question:

Q. Odisha State Disaster Management Authority (OSDMA) has won which award for its remarkable achievements in the field of disaster management?
a. SKOCH Award, 2018

b. SCOTT Award, 2018
c. SWISS Award, 2018
d. SMART Award, 2018
OSDMA Wins the SKOCH Award, 2018 OSDMA Wins the SKOCH Award, 2018 Reviewed by Shweta Kashyap on March 05, 2019 Rating: 5

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