PM Narendra Modi Announces Rs 1,000 Crore Relief Package For Cyclone Amphan Hit-West Bengal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Rs 1,000 crore relief package for West Bengal and Rs 2 lakh each for the kin of deceased along with Rs 50,000 for the injured in the destruction caused by cyclone Amphan.

May 22, 2020

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Friday, announced Rs 1,000 crore relief package for West Bengal. “Rs 1,000 crore advance assurance will be given to West Bengal. Rs 2 lakh would be given to the next of kin of the persons deceased and Rs 50,000 to each to the persons who got seriously injured due to the cyclone in parts of West Bengal,” said PM Modi.

According to an ANI report, he also mentioned that all aspects of rehabilitation and reconstruction will be addressed as soon as possible with immediate action being taken. The Centre will also be sending out a team to conduct a detailed survey about the damage caused due to the cyclone and all the affected areas.

Speaking about the aerial survey, PM Modi said, “My thoughts are with all those who have lost their lives due to the cyclone. Centre and state are working together to provide all possible help to people. With the Governor and the Chief Minister, an aerial survey was done. They have also briefed me on the prevailing situation.”

Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Modi conducted an aerial survey of areas affected by cyclone Amphan in West Bengal and Odisha.

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