Yesterday, PM Modi announces to travel to West Bengal and Odisha on Friday to take note pf the situation in the wake of Cyclone Amphan. PM Modi departed from Delhi to West Bengal on Friday morning to take an aerial survey, later he visited Odisha as well. The Prime Minister also took part in review meetings where the relief and rehabilitation aspect were discussed.
The last time visited Prayagraj and Chitrakoot in Uttar Pradesh on 29 February. He took another tour today to West Bengal and Odisha after 83 days.
The prime minister undertook an aerial survey of areas affected by the cyclone in WB. He was accompanied by WB Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee. He arrived at Kolkata Airport and was received by the Governor of West Bengal Jagdeep Dhankar and state Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee.
The financial assistance has been announced by the PM of Rs.1,000 crore for West Bengal and Rs 2 lakh will be given to the families of deceased and 50,000 will be given for the injured.
PM has also said that the Bengal is doing well and the government has taken all the efforts to tackle this situation created by COVID-19 and the cyclone.
West Bengal CM announced the compensation of Rs 1000 crore for the restoration work of the affected areas. A compensation of Rs. 2.5 lakh was also announced for the families of the deceased. According to media reports, NDRF Director General SN Pradhan said that an MHA team will also visit to evaluate the loss done by the super cyclone.
The PM reached the state of Odhisha and was received by the Odia CM and Governor at Bhubneswar Airport in the evening. Stay tuned to know more.