The super-cyclone that hit the costal Odisha in October, 1999 did unprecedented loss of life and property. Despite the large scale destruction that it caused it also did one good thing. The people, government and civil society organization have come to realize that there is no alternative to preparedness. The entire Puri district is highly prone to flood and cyclones.
Thus keeping this high vulnerability in mind MTSERF conducted disaster preparedness programs by making the SHGs, youth clubs and CBOs as the main target group. It also tries to identify vulnerable groups through a community plan in six villages. To bring home the point of disaster 29th October was observed as Disaster Day. On this day several rallies, meetings and padyatras were held to mark the occasion and spread the message further.
MTSERF is organizing different programs and train the inhabitants about ” How to get rid of Natural Calamities ?” at different places on regular basis