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PM Modi applies Rs 1,500 crore balm to cyclone-scarred Bengal, Odisha

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KOLKATA/BHUBANESWAR: High Minister Narendra Modi on Friday announced an length in-between assistance of Rs 1,500 crore for West Bengal and Odisha after reviewing the subject brought on by cyclone ‘Amphan’ that claimed 80 lives, lay raze to standing vegetation in thousands of hectares, and ruined infrastructure.

Modi reviewed the subject in West Bengal and Odisha with chief ministers Mamata Banerjee and Naveen Patnaik, two days after the cyclone, the worst in years, devastated their states.

The prime minister announced an length in-between assistance of Rs 1,000 crore for West Bengal, already battling a surge in COVID-19 cases and deaths, besides an inflow of migrant labourers, after a overview assembly with Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, and the advise’s high officials.

Banerjee, on the opposite hand, insisted that the advise had sufferred losses of over Rs 1 lakh crore for which it wished to be compensated.

The prime minister undertook an aerial leer of the broad swamp that many districts contain became, after the cyclone dumped copious rain on Wednesday and the accompanying winds flattened homes, bludgeoned extensive trees to the bottom indulge in matchsticks, and plunged city after city into darkness.

After challenge an aerial leer of the affected areas with Dhankhar and Banerjee, and maintaining a overview assembly with them and high officials, Modi announced an length in-between reduction of Rs 1,000 crore for the advise the save 80 folks must this level misplaced their lives within the carnage wrought by the cyclone.

Banerjee, on the opposite hand, insisted that the damage brought on by the cyclone became “worthy bigger than a nationwide catastrophe” and said the advise had suffered losses of no less then Rs 1 lakh crore.

Modi also announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh to the families of each of these killed and Rs 50,000 for the injured.

The prime minister later flew all of the diagram in which down to Odisha, the save he announced a monetary assistance of one other Rs 500 crore, after making an aerial leer of the affected districts with Governor Ganeshi Lal and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

The prime minister said further assistance shall be offered for long-length of time rehabilitation measures after getting a detailed document from the advise government.

The leaders undertook an aerial leer of several coastal districts indulge in Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Bhadrak, Balasore, Jajpur and Mayurbhanj for approximately 90 minutes.

Union ministers Dharmendra Pradhan and Pratap Sarangi were amongst these latest on the overview assembly Modi held with Patnaik and others on the Biju Patnaik World Airport in Bhubaneswar.

The prime minister complimented each the TMC government of West Bengal and the BJD dispensation in Odisha for squaring up to the subject posed by the devastation that the cyclone had brought on.

Sizable aspects of Kolkata were quiet plunged into darkness, while mobile web companies played veil and glimpse.

The turbulence brought on by the cyclone has compounded the troubles for the two states the save the disease is spreading its tentacles hasty, fuelled by the return house of lakhs of migrant workers.

“Facing the COVID-19 pandemic requires social distancing, whereas battling the cyclone entails inviting folks to safer areas,” Modi said, acknowledging the truth that the presence of rather just a few folks in reduction shelters within the aftermath of the cyclone would possibly perchance perchance defeat government’s attempts at containing the viral nightmare.

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