UN showers India with praises for handling Fani

The United Nations has come out in all praise for India for the ‘Zero Casualty’ for the minimal death in Cyclone Fani and also lauded the Indian Meteorological Department for its ‘pin point accuracy’ in giving out warning related to the cyclone.

India’s approach of ‘Zero Casualty’ to manage cyclones and extreme weather conditions was a major breakthrough and a contribution to the Sendai framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-30, United Nations Secretary General for Disaster Risk Reduction special representative Mami Mizutori said.

The Sendai Framework is an agreement that proclaims that the state is endorsed with the primary role of risk reduction.

The UN said that the IMD’s accuracy in predicting the cyclone had helped in taking various measures such as evacuating a million people to safer places, minimising the casualty and injured. Eight deaths have been reported in the deadly cyclone and over 150 injured in the cyclone.

The UN said that it was closely watching Fani and also taking all relief measures in Bangladesh where the cyclone has reached. The people of West Bengal breathed a sigh of relief as Cyclone Fani weakened when it reached the state. There were no reports of casualty and heavy damage in West Bengal.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted that he would be visiting Odisha, which was the worst hit in Fani.

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