PM Narendra Modi surveys Cyclone Amphan-hit areas of West Bengal, publicizes Rs 1,000 cr reduction bundle for state

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Kolkata: Prime Minister Narendra Modi introduced an advance interim help of Rs 1,000 crore for cyclone-hit West Bengal on Friday (May 22). In a video message after reviewing the scenario with Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Basirhat in North 24 Parganas district, the Prime Minister additionally introduced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh to the households of every of these killed in the course of the devastation brought on by cyclone Amphan, and Rs 50,000 for the injured.

At least 77 folks have been reported killed to date within the state as a result of extraordinarily extreme cyclone.

Large-scale harm to infrastructure, private and non-private property was reported from North and South 24 Parganas, East and West Midnapore, Kolkata, Howrah and Hooghly districts. 

“Under the leadership of CM Mamata Banerjee, West Bengal is doing its bit in a fighting crisis caused by cyclone Amphan,” PM Modi mentioned. “I announce an advance interim assistance of Rs 1,000 crore for the state. A detailed survey will be conducted of the damage to agriculture, power and other sectors, besides damage to houses. In this time of distress and despair, the entire country and the Centre are with the people of Bengal,” he mentioned.

Earlier at this time, forward of PM Modi’s aerial survey in Bengal, Mamata contended that the calamity, which has left no less than 80 lifeless, is greater than a pure catastrophe. She mentioned it is going to take time to revive normalcy, with cyclone Amphan having ravaged no less than 7-Eight districts in Bengal, and adversely impacting 60 per cent of the state’s inhabitants.

“This is more than a national disaster. I have not seen such devastation in my life. 60 per cent of people have been affected in West Bengal. More than six crores have been directly affected,” she mentioned.