PM Modi visit to Odisha HIGHLIGHTS: PM takes aerial survey of cyclone Amphan-hit areas, announces Rs 500 cr for Odisha

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Updated:May 22, 2020 6:30:46 pm

PM Modi to Visit Odisha, West Bengal Today Updates: PM Narendra Modi has reached the Bhubaneswar airport. He will undertake an aerial survey of cyclone Amphan-hit areas.

Modi visit Kolkata, cyclone amphan updatesPM Modi has announced Rs 1000 crore package for West Bengal in the wake of Cyclone Amphan. (ANI)

Cyclone Amphan Latest Updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a review meeting with senior officials and minister of the state in Bhubaneswar after his aerial survey of the areas affected due to clone Amphan. CM Naveen Patnaik, Union Ministers Dharmendra Pradhan and Pratap Sarangi were also present. The Centre  announced Rs 500 Crore for Odisha, as a measure in advance. “Government will further help Odisha government and make rest of the arrangements to come out of this crisis, after the complete survey and the formation of a rehabilitation plan,” Prime Minister Modi said.

Earlier today, PM Modi visited West Bengal and announced an advance assistance fund of Rs 1,000 crore for relief and rehabilitation work to be undertaken in the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan. PM Modi and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today undertook an aerial survey of damages caused by cyclone Amphan and held review meet in Basirhat with top government officials. The Prime Minister also announced Rs 2 lakh ex-gratia to the kin of those killed and Rs 50,000 to the injured ones from the PM Relief Fund. From here, PM will visit Odisha to review the situation and hold a meeting with CM Naveen Patnaik. PM Modi reached Kolkata earlier this morning and held a short meeting with CM Mamata ahead of an aerial survey.

This is PM Modi’s first visit outside since March 24, the day the nationwide lockdown was announced. CM Mamata Banerjee said that 80 people have lost their lives and contended that the calamity is ‘more than a national disaster’. The Prime Minister’s visit comes a day after Mamata urged PM Modi to visit the affected areas and sought financial help for the state. The Prime Minister has assured that the Centre was working in close coordination with the West Bengal government to help those affected. “No stone will be left unturned in helping the affected,” he tweeted. PM Modi

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    18:28 (IST)22 May 2020
    PM takes aerial survey, announces Rs 500 crore for Odisha

    PM visits Odisha: Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds a review meeting with senior officials and minister of the state in Bhubaneswar after his aerial survey of the areas affected due to cyclone Amphan. Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik, Union Ministers Dharmendra Pradhan and Pratap Sarangi were also present. The Centre announces Rs 500 Crore for Odisha, as a measure in advance. 

    17:54 (IST)22 May 2020
    Amphan cyclone

    Amphan is considered to be the second major cyclone in the Bay of Bengal after the super cyclone of 1999, which had claimed around 10,000 lives in Odisha and devastated vast areas in the state.

    17:51 (IST)22 May 2020
    Cyclone Amphan: Lakhs rendered homeless in Bengal

    Lakhs of people were rendered homeless as cyclone Amphan cut a path of destruction through half a dozen districts of West Bengal, including state capital Kolkata. Shanties were destroyed, thousands of trees were uprooted besides swamping low-lying areas.

    17:29 (IST)22 May 2020
    No loss of life due to cyclone Amphan in Odisha

    The Odisha government said on Friday that there has been no confirmation of any loss of human life in the state due to cyclone Amphan though it affected nearly 45 lakh people and damaged a large number of houses in the coastal districts.

    17:18 (IST)22 May 2020
    'Declare cyclone Amphan a national calamity', 22 opposition parties tell Modi govt

    Twenty-two opposition parties urged the Centre on Friday to immediately declare the devastation caused by Cyclone Amphan in Odisha and West Bengal as a national calamity and called for substantially helping the two states in facing the impact of the disaster.

    16:33 (IST)22 May 2020
    Cyclone Amphan: Sheikh Hasina speaks to Mamata Banerjee

    Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has spoken to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over phone to enquire about the damages caused by extremely severe Cyclone Amphan, reports Bangladesh media.

    16:23 (IST)22 May 2020
    Cyclone Amphan: MHA team to visit Bengal, Odisha to evaluate damages

    National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) Director General SN Pradhan on Thursday said that a team of Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) will visit Odisha and West Bengal to evaluate the damages done by cyclone Amphan.

    15:53 (IST)22 May 2020
    Several parts of Kolkata continue to remain water clogged

    Several parts of Kolkata and affected districts continue to remain water clogged, even as heavy machinery and water pumps are being used for flushing out the water.

    15:31 (IST)22 May 2020
    Cyclone Amphan: Relief camps set up in affected districts

    Several relief camps have come up in affected districts, where hapless people have queued up for two squares of meal and shelter after their homes being either blown or washed away. Teams of the NDRF and the State Disaster Relief Force (SDRF) have been working on a war-footing to clear the roads blocked by the falling trees.

    15:29 (IST)22 May 2020
    Mamata Banerjee speaks on PM Modi's Rs 1,000 cr advance assistance

    West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said that PM Modi announced Rs 1,000 crore for the emergency fund but he didn't clarify whether it'll be advance or a package. "He said he will decide later on but he said it may be advance also. I said whatever you will give you decide, we willl give you details," she said.

    15:16 (IST)22 May 2020
    PM Modi reaches Bhubaneswar airport

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reached the Bhubaneswar airport where he was received by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

    14:36 (IST)22 May 2020
    Cyclone Amphan: 80 dead in West Bengal

    Cyclone Amphan has claimed nearly 80 lives and left thousands homeless in West Bengal. It battered several parts of the state and washing away bridges and swamping low-lying areas.

    14:11 (IST)22 May 2020
    Cyclone Amphan damage: Electricity, mobile connection restored in parts of Kolkata

    Electricity and the mobile connection restored in some parts of Kolkata and North and South 24 Parganas, two worst-hit districts. However, large parts of the city continued to remain without electricity as power poles had been blown away and communication lines snapped.

    13:53 (IST)22 May 2020
    West Bengal doing its bit in fighting crisis caused by cyclone Amphan: PM Modi

    PM Modi said that dealing with COVID-19 requires social distancing whereas battling the Amphan Cyclone requires people to move to safer areas. "Despite these contradictions, West Bengal under leadership of Mamata ji is fighting well. We are with them in these adverse times," he said.

    13:36 (IST)22 May 2020
    Cyclone Amphan: Central team to conduct detail survey about damages, says PM Modi

    PM Narendra Modi said that a team will be sent by Central government to conduct a detailed survey about the damage caused due to Cyclone Amphan and the current situation of the affected areas. "All aspects relating to rehabilitation & reconstruction will be addressed. We all want West Bengal to move ahead," he said.

    13:28 (IST)22 May 2020
    Entire country stands with West Bengal: PM Modi

    PM Modi assured "brothers and sisters of West Bengal that the entire country stands with you in these difficult times". "In the month of May, the country was busy with elections and at that time we had to combat a cyclone that battered Odisha. Now, after a year, this cyclone has affected our coastal areas. People of West Bengal have been worst affected by it," he said.

    13:11 (IST)22 May 2020
    Cyclone Amphan in West Bengal LIVE: PM announces Rs 1,000 cr assistance

    PM Modi said that the Centre will provide an advance assistance fund of Rs 1,000 cr to the state government. He said Rs 2 lakh will be provided to those killed in the cyclone from the PM Relief Fund and Rs 50,000 to the injured ones.

    13:06 (IST)22 May 2020
    Cyclone Amphan has severely affected West Bengal: PM Modi

    PM Modi in a state said that cyclone Amphan has severely affected West Bengal. "The Centre and state have tried to minimise the impact but unfortulately 80 people have died," he said.

    12:57 (IST)22 May 2020
    Latest update on Amphan cyclone: PM Modi, CM Mamata hold review meet

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee are holding a review meeting on Basirhat after conducting an aerial survey of cyclone-affected areas of West Bengal.

    12:47 (IST)22 May 2020
    Amphan Cyclone: Mamata Banerjee thanks President Kovind for support

    CM Mamata Banerjee tweeted: "I sincerely thank the President Ram Nath Kovind Ji, for personally calling me to convey his support and concerns for the people of Bengal in this unprecedented time of crisis because of Amphan Cyclone. We are extremely grateful."

    12:27 (IST)22 May 2020
    PM Modi, Mamata Banerjee undertake aerial survey of Cyclone Amphan-hit areas

    PM Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee undertake aerial survey of Cyclone Amphan-hit areas in West Bengal. Nearly 80 people have lost their lives due to the cyclone.

    12:26 (IST)22 May 2020
    Cyclone Amphan news: It's a catastrophic disaster, will take time to restore normalcy, says Mamata

    Ahead of conducting an aerial survey of cyclone-hit areas in West Bengal with PM Modi, CM Mamata Banerjee said it will take time to restore normalcy, with cyclone Amphan having ravaged at least seven to eight districts in state. "It will take some time to restore normalcy... It's a catastrophic disaster. Our officials and ministers are all working. Police are also working tirelessly. We are fighting three challenges there is lockdown going on, then there is COVID-19, and now this disaster. The villages have been entirely devastated," she said.

    12:12 (IST)22 May 2020
    Latest update on Amphan cyclone: Mamata Banerjee to demand financial package from PM Modi

    According to the ruling Trinamool Congress, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is likely to demand a financial package from PM Narendra Modi for the state. Banerjee has already demanded that the cyclone be declared as a national disaster.

    12:02 (IST)22 May 2020
    Cyclone Amphan: PM Modi to visit Odisha later today

    PM Narendra Modi will visit Odisha later in the day to review the situation. He will be joined by CM Naveen Patnaik during the aerial survey of he affected areas. The PM will also review relief and rehabilitation works.

    11:52 (IST)22 May 2020
    Devastation caused by cyclone Amphan in West Bengal and Odisha disturbing: Rahul Gandhi

    Rahul Gandhi said the widespread devastation caused by cyclone Amphan in West Bengal and Odisha is disturbing, as he condoled the death of those killed in the natural calamity. "My condolences to the families of those who have perished & I pray the injured make a speedy recovery. I offer my support to the brave people of these two states in this time of crisis," he tweeted.

    11:42 (IST)22 May 2020
    Latest update on Amphan cyclone

    According to the IMD, the extremely severe cyclonic storm has weakened and moved to Bangladesh. The cyclone has left 80 people dead in West Bengal.

    11:33 (IST)22 May 2020
    Cyclone Amphan: Mamata Banerjee confirms 80 killed in WB

    West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee informed that till now the government has got the information that 80 people have died due to cyclone Amphan that battered the state on Wednesday.

    11:26 (IST)22 May 2020
    Cyclone Amphan should be treated as national disaster: Mamata Banerjee

    Speaking to reporters at Kolkata airport, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that cyclone Amphan should be treated as national disaster.

    11:17 (IST)22 May 2020
    Cyclone Amphan damage: PM Modi to undertake aerial survey shortly

    News agency ANI reported that for PM's aerial survey visit, Central ministers (who hail from Odisha and West Bengal) Dharmendra Pradhan, Babul Supriyo, Pratap Chandra Sarangi and Debasree Chaudhuri will accompany him.

    11:04 (IST)22 May 2020
    Narendra Modi West Bengal visit: PM Modi reaches Kolkata airport

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reached Kolkata airport where he was received by CM Mamata Banerjee and BJP MPs.

    11:02 (IST)22 May 2020
    Latest update on Amphan cyclone: Naveen Patnaik speaks to CM Mamata

    Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik spoke to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee. He offered to give all support to West Bengal in view of the damage caused by cyclone Amphan, sais Odisha Chief Minister's Office.

    10:46 (IST)22 May 2020
    Modi's first visit outside Delhi since March 24

    This is the Prime Minister's first visit outside the national capital after the coronavirus-induced lockdown was imposed on the midnight of March 24.

    10:40 (IST)22 May 2020
    Cyclone Amphan news: PM Modi to visit Odisha

    PM Narendra Modi will visit Odisha later in the day to review the situation. He will be joined by CM Naveen Patnaik during the aerial survey of he affected areas. The PM will also review relief and rehabilitation works.

    10:20 (IST)22 May 2020
    PM Modi to reach Kolkata shortly

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will reach Kolkata shortly where he will be received by CM Mamata Banerjee. The two will undertake an aerial survey of cyclone-hit affected areas.

    10:14 (IST)22 May 2020
    Cyclone Amphan: CM Mamata Banerjee announces Rs 2.5 lakh ex-gratia

    According to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the impact of Amphan was worse than the coronavirus pandemic and claimed that the state has incurred damages to the tune of Rs 1 lakh crore. She said that a Rs 1,000 crore fund has been created for rehabilitation and announced a compensation of Rs 2.5 lakh to the families of the deceased.

    10:04 (IST)22 May 2020
    Cyclone Amphan in West Bengal: 80 dead, hundreds injured

    Cyclone Amphan pounded Kolkata and nearby districts for more than six hours on Wednesday, leaving behind a trail of destruction. Nearly 80 people have lost their lives in Bengal and hundreds have been injured. The strong winds uprooted trees, electricity poles, telecom towers and damaged pucca buildings.

    09:59 (IST)22 May 2020
    Cyclone Amphan latest update: PM Mosi leaves for Kolkata to assess impact

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday morning left for West Bengal to take stock of the situation in the wake of cyclone Amphan.

    Amphan Cyclone images, india Cyclone photos West Bengal: A portion of Kolkata Airport flooded in wake of Cyclone Amphan. (ANI Photo)Cyclone Amphan has left nearly 80 people dead and thousands homeless in West Bengal, battering several parts of the state and washing away bridges and swamping low-lying areas.  
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