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Odisha Collectors asked to inspect rain gauge instruments before onset of monsoon

Bhubaneswar, March 5, 2018: The Odisha government has instructed all dirtiest collectors to get rain gauge instruments in their respective districts inspected before onset of monsoon.

Special Relief Commissioner and Disaster Management Secretary Bishnupada Sethi, in a letter to all Collectors, has asked to make sure that the Sub-Collectors of their respective districts inspect all rain gauge instruments within their jurisdiction and submit report on the status of rain gauge stations by May 10.

Sethi has asked Collectors to take immediate steps for repair of defunct rain gauge stations if any.

He further said, in case the measuring instrument or any other part of rain gauge instrument is found to have been damaged, a special messenger may be deputed with requisition to the Disaster Management department to receive the new ones.

All collectors have been asked to get defective rain gauge stations repaired before May 15.

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