Odisha Government Signs Pact With National Institute of Ocean Technology For Protecting Coastline

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The Odisha government has signed an MoU with the National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) to protect its coasts.

Important facts

  • As per the MoU, NIOT will provide technical guidance, design and outline of climate resilient coastal security measures to the state government.

  • The agreement will benefit the residents of six coastal districts of the state namely Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Puri and Ganjam.

  • This MoU will prove to be a milestone in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in the coastal areas of the state.

  • The state government is taking all possible measures for disaster mitigation and is focusing on zero casualties.

  • The MoU signed for the next 5 years will help in saving the life and property of the people of the coastal areas along with the protection of the beach embankments.

  • Odisha has a vast coastline of about 480 km in length and the coastal region is prone to natural calamities.

About National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) 

  • The National Institute of Ocean Technology, under the Ministry of Earth Sciences, is India's premier institute specialising in the field of ocean engineering and beach conservation.

  • Director - GA Ramdas

  • Established - November 1993

  • Headquarters - Chennai, Tamil Nadu

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