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Last Updated : May 22, 2020 01:53 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Cyclone Amphan | PM Modi announces Rs 1,000 crore interim assistance for West Bengal

After reviewing the situation with Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Basirhat in North 24 Parganas district, the prime minister made this announcement in a video message.


An advance interim assistance of Rs 1,000 crore for cyclone-hit West Bengal is announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

He also announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh to the families of each of those killed during the devastation caused by cyclone Amphan, and Rs 50,000 for the injured.

After reviewing the situation with Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Basirhat in North 24 Parganas district, the prime minister made this announcement in a video message.

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In pics | Cyclone Amphan devastates West Bengal, Odisha and Bangladesh

At least 77 people have been reported killed so far in the state due to the extremely severe cyclone.

Large-scale damage to infrastructure, public and private property was reported from North and South 24 Parganas , East and West Midnapore, Kolkata, Howrah and Hooghly districts.

"I announce an advance interim assistance of Rs 1,000 crore for the state. A detailed survey will be conducted of the damage to agriculture, power and other sectors, besides damage to houses," he said.

"In this time of distress and despair, the entire country and the Centre are with the people of Bengal," he said.

(With PTI inputs)

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First Published on May 22, 2020 01:30 pm
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