Cyclone 'Amphan' updates: 77 killed in West Bengal; Modi announces interim relief of Rs 1,000 crore
New Delhi, May 22: Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced an advance interim assistance of Rs 1,000 crore for cyclone-hit West Bengal on Friday.
In a video message after reviewing the situation with Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Basirhat in North 24 Parganas district, Modi 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 the state due to the extremely severe cyclone.
Here are the Highlights:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi received by West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on arrival at Kolkata Airport. The PM will be conducting an aerial survey of the areas affected by #CycloneAmphan. pic.twitter.com/gnsBx9maye— ANI (@ANI) May 22, 2020
Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves from Delhi for West Bengal to take stock of the situation in the wake of #CycloneAmphan. He will conduct aerial surveys and take part in review meetings later today. PM Modi will also visit Odisha later today. pic.twitter.com/J6GC7vrMJP— ANI (@ANI) May 22, 2020
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The widespread devastation caused by #CycloneAmphan in West Bengal & Odisha is disturbing. My condolences to the families of those who have perished & I pray the injured make a speedy recovery. I offer my support to the brave people of these two states in this time of crisis.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) May 21, 2020