Rs 1,000 crore emergency relief for Bengal Amphan Cyclone


Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced a Rs 1,000 crore emergency relief package for Bengal which was devastated by Hurricane Katrina. 2 lakh for the families of the deceased and Rs. 50,000 for the injured. As many as 77 people have died in Bengal.

The Prime Minister’s announcement came after helicopters surveyed the heavily damaged coastal areas. Prime Minister Mamata Banerjee and Governor Jagdeep Dhankar along with Bengal Chief Minister Jagdeep Dhankar conducted aerial surveillance in North 24 Parganas district.

The Prime Minister also inspected the coastal areas of Odisha. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Governor Ganesh Lal were also present. The state government has said that there were no deaths due to Umpun in Odisha. Earlier, there were reports that 2 people were killed but they were not related to Umpuni, government sources said. 45 lakh people have been affected. There is also massive damage.

Umpun has been ravaged in the south, north, 24 parganas in the north, Midnapore, Kolkata, Howrah and Hooghly districts in the east and west.

The Prime Minister also said that a comprehensive assessment of the damage will be done. Mamata Banerjee said the loss was Rs 1 lakh crore. An online meeting of 22 opposition parties called for a declaration of national disaster.

Bangladesh has reported 22 deaths. 1100km of road and 200 bridges were damaged. The cyclone, which has affected 26 districts, is estimated to be worth about Rs 1,000 crore.

In the meantime, the Umpun power has waned and moved to the northeastern states and Bangladesh.

English Summary: Bengal for Amphan Cyclone 1,000 crore compensation

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