On Friday, PM Narendra Modi conducted an aerial survey. The survey, to check on the trail of destruction left behind by Amphan in West Bengal and Odisha. PM Modi announced an advance interim financial assistance of Rs 1,000 crore and Rs 500 crore for West Bengal and Odisha respectively. He confirmed that both the state and centre are working together to aid affected people.
On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Rs. 1,000 crore of relief package as immediate aid for West Bengal.
Addressing media, PM Modi said a Central government team will also visit the state to conduct a detailed survey about the damage caused due to Cyclone Amphan and the current situation of the affected areas. He said that every perspective relating to rehabilitation and reconstruction will be addressed. He further added that they want West Bengal to move forward.
The country already facing social distancing due to the COVID-19, and now the cyclone requires people to move to a safer place. Narendra Modi said that no matter the contradictions, West Bengal under the leadership of Mamata Ji is fighting well.
Stating damage caused to West Bengal due to cyclone Amphan, PM Modi said that the people of West Bengal worst affected by the Amphan cyclone.
PM Modi reviewed the situation at an official meeting with Dhankhar, Banerjee and the state’s top officials in Basirhat in North 24 Parganas district. After reviewing PM Modi also announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh to the families of each of those killed and Rs 50,000 for the injured. Due to the severe cyclone at least 77 people reported, killed so far.
Reports came of severe destruction of infrastructure, private and public properties from North and South 24 Parganas, East and West Midnapore, Kolkata, Howrah and Hooghly districts.
PM Modi Visits Cyclone Amphan-Hit Regions In Odisha
Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced an advance financial assistance of Rs 500 crore for cyclone-battered Odisha on Friday. Modi announced an aerial survey of areas hit by cyclone ‘Amphan’ and holding a review meeting with Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
The prime minister said further assistance will be provided for long-term rehabilitation measures after getting a detailed report from the state government.