Modi Announces Rs 1,000 Cr Relief Package for Amphan Hit West Bengal
GUWAHATI: PM Narendra Modi on May 22 announced a relief package of Rs 1,000 crore for West Bengal for the destruction caused by cyclone Amphan.
Further, he also announced Rs 2 lakhs each for the kin of deceased and Rs 50,000 for the ones injured in the destruction caused by the cyclone.
"Rs 1,000 crore advance assurance will be given to West Bengal. Rs 2 lakhs would be given to the next of kin of the persons deceased and Rs 50,000 each to the persons who got seriously injured due to the cyclone in parts of West Bengal," said the Prime Minister.
"We all want West Bengal to move ahead. Centre will always stand with West Bengal in these testing times," said Modi.
After conducting the aerial survey with chief minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee, PM Modi said, "My thoughts are with all those who have lost their lives due to the cyclone. Centre and state are working together to provide all possible help to people. With the governor and the chief minister, an aerial survey was done. They have also briefed me on the prevailing situation."
Addressing the citizens of West Bengal the PM said that on the one hand the country is battling with the COVID-19 pandemic and on the other hand there is a cyclone situation in some parts of the country. "Dealing with the pandemic requires social distancing whereas battling the cyclone requires people to move to safer areas. Despite these contradictions, West Bengal is fighting well. We are all with West Bengal in these adverse times," he added.