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  • 6:24 PM IST

    Cyclone Amphan LIVE: Expressing solidarity with the people of Odisha and deep sorrow for the lives lost, Prime Minister 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, said Government of India



  • 6:19 PM IST
    Cyclone Amphan LIVE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds a review meeting with senior officials and minister of the state in Bhubaneswar after his aerial survey of the areas affected due to Amphan. CM Naveen Patnaik, Union Ministers Dharmendra Pradhan & Pratap Sarangi are also present.
  • 6:18 PM IST

    Cyclone Amphan LIVE: Govt of India announces Rs 500 Crore for Odisha, as a measure in advance. Govt will further help Odisha govt and make rest of the arrangements to come out of this crisis, after the complete survey and the formation of a rehabilitation plan, said PM Narendra Modi

  • 6:04 PM IST

    Cyclone Amphan LIVE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds a review meeting with senior officials and minister of the state in Bhubaneswar after his aerial survey of the areas affected due to Amphan. CM Naveen Patnaik, Union Ministers Dharmendra Pradhan & Pratap Sarangi are also present.



  • 3:35 PM IST
    Cyclone Amphan LIVE Updates: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has spoken to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over phone to enquire about the damages caused by extremely severe Cyclone Amphan, reported Bangladesh media.
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  • 3:29 PM IST

    Cyclone Amphan LIVE Updates: We’ve to help people so we’ve started relief work. I told PM that we’ll get Rs 53,000 Cr from central govt regarding food subsidy, social schemes & central schemes wherever our money is there. So I said you try to give some money to us so that we can work in this crisis, said Mamata

  • 3:28 PM IST

    Cyclone Amphan LIVE Updates: At this hour of crisis, we feel that we must work together. There are so many areas where they can help us, state govt also exists in this country&central govt also exists. If there is a crisis everybody must work together, said WB CM when asked if she is satisfied with PM’s visit today

  • 2:56 PM IST
    Cyclone Amphan LIVE Updates: He (PM) announced Rs 1000 Crore for the emergency fund but he didn’t clarify whether it’ll be advance or a package. He said he’ll decide later on but he said it may be advance also. I said whatever you will give you decide, we’ll give you details: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

New Delhi: Two days after Cyclone ‘Amphan’ wreaked havoc in West Bengal and Odisha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday left from Delhi to visit the states to assess the ground situation. As per his schedule, he will first visit West Bengal and then Odisha. He will conduct aerial surveys and take part in review meetings later in the day. Also Read - Cyclone Amphan: 'Never Seen a Disaster Like This,' Mamata Banerjee Announces Rs 2.5 Lakh ex-Gratia For Kins of Deceased

On Thursday, PM Modi expressed his concerns for the cyclone-struck states. He said his thoughts were with the people of Odisha as the state battled with the effects of Cyclone ‘Amphan’. Modi also assured full assistance to those affected. For West Bengal, he said that the entire nation is in the solidarity with the people of the state and that no stone would be left unturned in helping the affected. Also Read - 'Entire Nation Stands in Solidarity With West Bengal,' PM Modi Prays For Well-being of People in Cyclone-struck State

Notably, Cyclone ‘Amphan’ left 76 people dead eand thousands homeless in West Bengal, battering several parts of the state and washing away bridges and swamping low-lying areas. The cyclone also wreaked havoc in Odisha damaging power and telecom infrastructure in several coastal districts.

This will be PM Modi’s first visit outside the national capital after coronavirus lockdown was imposed on the midnight of March 24.