PM Narendra Modi reached West Bengal to review the situation in the wake of Cyclone Amphan. West Bengal Governor and CM Mamta Banaerjee and other dignitaries, officials received him.
Talking on the devastation after cyclone 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 CM, an aerial survey was done. They have also briefed me on the prevailing situation. All aspects relating to rehabilitation, reconstruction will be addressed. We all want West Bengal to move ahead. Centre will always stand with West Bengal in these testing times. Despite these contradictions, West Bengal is fighting well. We are all with West Bengal in these adverse times. We are battling a pandemic on one hand and there is a cyclone situation in some parts. Dealing with the pandemic requires social distancing whereas battling the cyclone requires people to move to safer areas. Rs. 1000 crore advance assurance will be given to West Bengal. Rs. 2 lakh 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.