As per the state”s Higher Education minister Arun Sahoo A course on disaster management will be taught as a compulsory subject during the first year at colleges in Odisha.
As, this formulated after the Odisha government had decided on May 29 to include disaster and pandemic management in high school and college curricula.
As per Mr Sahoo the course was prepared in accordance with the cabinet decision on May 29 and direction of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik
The cabinet had said everyone in the state should be well prepared to face the challenges posed by disasters, such as frequent cyclones and also the coronavirus pandemic.
As, the Cyclone Yaas had left a trail of devastation in the state on May 26, bringing heavy rain, damaging houses, destroying farmlands and disrupting the electrical network.
So, the higher education minister tweeted “Odisha State Higher Education Council has prepared a new course Environmental Studies and Disaster Management for +3 (Plus III) 1st year arts, science and commerce students from this year as (a) compulsory subject,”.