Today Prime Minister Narendra Modi undertook an aerial survey of the cyclone Amphan affected areas in West Bengal and Odisha.
Earlier in the day, Modi arrived at Kolkata airport where he was received by Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
After undertaking the aerial survey and holding a review meeting, the PM announced an advance interim relief of Rs 1,000 crore for the State.
After reviewing the situation with Dhankhar and Banerjee in Basirhat in North 24 Parganas district, PM also announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh to the families of each of those killed during the devastation caused by cyclone Amphan, and Rs 50,000 for the injured. At least 77 people have been reported killed so far in West Bengal due to the cyclone.
After West Bengal, Prime Minister Modi landed in Odisha where he was received by chief minister Naveen Patnaik. Modi, along with CM Pattnaik and other state officials conducted an aerial survey of cyclone-affected regions in Odisha.
After his survey, Modi announced Rs 500 Crore for Odisha, as a measure in advance. He also said to help Odisha govt and make rest of the arrangements to come out of this crisis, after the complete survey and the formation of a rehabilitation plan.