Amphan: The super cyclone ‘Amphan’ claimed almost 80 lives in several areas of West Bengal. Prime Minister Narendra Modi conducted an aerial survey of the affected regions in West Bengal and Odisha. Afterwards, he announced Rs 1000 crore relief package for ‘immediate assistance’ of West Bengal.
The PM has announced Rs 2 lakh to the families who have lost their loved ones and Rs 50,000 to the victims who underwent severe injuries due to the storm. The PM has also allocated Rs 500 crore for Odisha. The government also assured help to the Odisha government with some rehabilitation programmes.
Cyclone Amphan led several destruction in the affected vicinity of Bengal and Odisha. The broken window panes, clogged road, cars dashing one another due to gusty winds, electricity poles uprooted, trees blocking ways and so on left some marks of casualties. Large scale damage in infrastructure can also be observed in the several affected zones.
PM also added that the Central Government would send a team to supervise the havoc caused by the cyclone. The rehabilitation and reconstruction procedure awaits.
West Bengal CM Mamta Banerjee had accompanied PM Modi during the survey. The PM and the CM have planned to organize a meeting to discuss the aftermath of the situation. The CM has also expressed the necessity to declare the cyclone as a national disaster. The CM has stated that the loss is more than Rs 1 lakh crore.
PM has also scheduled a meeting with the ministers in the Bhuwaneshwar along with CM Naveen Patnaik and Union Ministers Dharmendra Pradhan and Pratap Sarangi.
—- Tanmaya Das