NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting West Bengal this morning to take stock of the impact of the super cyclonic Storm AMPHAN.
The Storm caused severe destruction of life and property in several districts of the State besides damaging standing crops. It has claimed 72 lives so far.
The West Bengal Government has decided to earmark a fund of 1,000 Crore rupees for relief and restoration.
PM Modi is arriving in the state showing instant gesture on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s request.
NDRF teams are working in the cyclone affected parts. Top officials are closely monitoring the situation and also working in close coordination with the West Bengal government.
No stone will be left unturned in helping the affected.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 21, 2020
Both Prime Minister and Chief Minister will make an aerial survey at Cyclone ravaged Bashirhat and adjoining areas of Sundarbans to have first-hand experience on the devastation.
Later both the leaders will take part in a review meeting where aspects of relief and rehabilitation will be discussed.
The super cyclonic Storm AMPHAN caused havoc in seven districts of the State including Kolkata. The Home Minister Amit Shah has also assured all kinds of help to the State.
A team of Home Ministry will also visit West Bengal soon to assess the extent of damages. Another four teams of NDRF are also arriving in the State for relief and restoration work.