PM Modi visits West Bengal to take aerial survey of Cyclone affected areas

The super-cyclone Amphan has created extensive havoc both in India and Bangladesh, with the Indian state of West Bengal and Odisha facing the major brunt of the natural calamity.

So as to review the situation arising out of Cyclone Amphan, Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi visited the state of West Bengal on May 22. In his visit, Union Minister Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Ministers of State Shri Babul Supriyo, Shri Pratap Chandra Sarangi and Ms. Debasree Chaudhuri also accompanied him.

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi conducted an aerial survey of the cyclone affected districts of West Bengal along with the Governor of West Bengal Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar and Chief Minister Ms. Mamata Banerjee.

The Prime Minister also chaired a meeting of all the senior officers of the State and Central Governments to review the relief and rehabilitation measures being undertaken in West Bengal. He announced a financial assistance of Rs. 1,000 crore, for immediate relief activities, to the State of West Bengal.

The Prime Minister expressing the solidarity of the central government to the state of West Bengal, announced an ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh to the next of kin of the deceased and Rs. 50,000 to the seriously injured in the cyclone in the State.

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