New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi this afternoon announced Rs 1,000 crore advance interim assistance for cyclone hit-West Bengal.
PM Modi, accompanied by Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar took an aerial survey of the areas ravaged by Cyclone Amphan that has killed 80 people in the state. All three took stock of the situation.
“Rs. 1,000 crore advance assurance will be given to West Bengal,” PM Modi said in Basirhat on North 24 Parganas district.
The Prime Minister said a Central government team will visit the state to conduct a detailed survey about the damage caused due to Cyclone Amphan and the current situation of the affected areas. All aspects relating to rehabilitation and reconstruction will be addressed.
The cyclone also caused widespread devastation in Odisha, damaging power and telecom infrastructure in several coastal districts. Officials of the Odisha government estimated that it has affected around 44.8 lakh people in the state.