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  1. Narendra Modi Kerala Tamil Nadu Lakshadweep visit: PM announces Rs 325 crore aid to Cyclone Ockhi victims

Narendra Modi Kerala Tamil Nadu Lakshadweep visit: PM announces Rs 325 crore aid to Cyclone Ockhi victims

PM Narendra Modi Kerala Tamil Nadu Lakshadweep visit live updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is visiting Lakshadweep, Tamil Nadu and Kerala today.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: December 19, 2017 10:18 PM
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PM Narendra Modi Kerala Tamil Nadu Lakshadweep visit live updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is visiting Lakshadweep, Tamil Nadu and Kerala today. He will review the situation arising in the aftermath of devastating Cyclone Ockhi. PM Modi had arrived in Karnataka’s Mangalore late last night. It has been learnt that during the visit, the prime minister will also update himself as regards the status of the relief operations at Kavaratti, Kanyakumari and Thiruvananthapuram. He would meet officials and public representatives as also the cyclone victims, including the fishermen, and farmers’ delegations, according to reports. This visit comes a day after PM Modi led BJP to historic mandate in Gujarat. Notably, parts of Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Lakshadweep were severely affected by the cyclone late last month and early this month. Modi has constantly been monitoring the situation arising out of the natural calamity in the southern parts of the country. “During financial year 2017-18, the amounts of the central share of the SDRF to the governments of Kerala and Tamil Nadu were Rs 153 crore and Rs 561 crore respectively,” according to reports.

Track Live updates of PM Modi’s visit to Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Lakshadweep

6:59 PM: PM Modi said that Centre will support the CycloneOckhi -affected states through a relief package. The Centre will give financial assistance worth Rs. 325 crore to Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Lakshadweep.

 6:21 PM: PM Narendra Modi reviews relief operations in Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram. CM Pinarayi Vijayan also present.
(ANI)

5:51 PM: PM is addressing. Gov of India is with you in every way, our rescue efforts will never fall short & we will help you in every way, I am here to assure you about this. We pray that all those missing, can return home before Christmas: PM Modi in Kerala’s Poonthur.

5:20 PM: PM Modi reaches Kerala.

PM Modi in Kerala. (ANI)

3:50 PM:

PM Modi is in Kanyakumari. (ANI)

3:30 PM: PM Modi is in Kanyakumari to meet the victims of Cyclone Ockhi.


PM Narendra Modi meets cyclone affected fishermen in Kanyakumari. (ANI)

3:00 PM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi received by Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit and Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami in Kanyakumari. PM Modi to visit Cyclone Ockhi affected areas.

2:10 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi received by Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in Trivandrum. PM Modi to visit Cyclone Ockhi affected areas.

1:42 pm: School students greeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his arrival in Lakshadweep‘s Kavaratt.

1:38 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi met families of victims affected by Cyclone Ockhi in Lakshadweep’s Kavaratti.

12:30 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today chaired a high-level meeting at Kavaratti in Lakshadweep to review the situation arising due to Cyclone Ockhi which left a trail of destruction in the Union Territory.

12:25 pm: Modi, who reached the island this morning, was received by top officials of the Lakshadweep administration and public representatives, including Lakshadweep MP Muhammed Faizal.

12:20 pm: “PM @narendramodi reviewed the situation arising due to #CycloneOckhi at a high-level meeting in Lakshadweep,” a tweet by the Prime Minister’s Office said.

12:15 pm: Earlier today, youngsters of Lakshadweep extended a warm welcome to the prime minister, it tweeted said.Besides, Modi will visit the cyclone-battered areas of Tamil Nadu and Kerala today.

12:10 pm: During his visit to the southern states, Modi will visit coastal Kanyakumari and Thiruvananthapuram where he will meet officials and public representatives as well as the cyclone victims, including the fishermen, and farmers’ delegations.

12:05 pm: Parts of Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Lakshadweep were severely affected by the cyclone late last month and early this month.

12:00 pm: The prime minister has constantly been monitoring the situation arising out of the natural calamity in the southern parts of the country.

11:50 pm: A PMO statement had yesterday said the Centre released the second instalment from the State Disaster Relief Fund (SDRF) for Kerala and Tamil Nadu to supplement the efforts of these states in dealing with the situation.

11:40 pm: “During financial year 2017-18, the amounts of the central share of the SDRF to the governments of Kerala and Tamil Nadu were Rs 153 crore and Rs 561 crore respectively,” it had said.

11:30 am: Take a look at Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

10:50 am: Earlier, PM Modi has arrived at Lakshadweep to review the situation arisen due to Cyclone Ockhi.

10:30 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is chairing a review meeting in Lakshadweep on the aftermath of Cyclone Ockhi.

9:28 am: PM Modi has said that the Centre is trying every possible measure to monitor the situation and ensure rescue operations.

9:23 am: “Since #CycloneOckhi struck, Centre has been monitoring the situation round the clock and ensuring proper rescue and relief operations. We have been working closely with the Governments of the affected states. We stand shoulder to shoulder with all those affected by the cyclone,” the tweet read.

9:18 am: Meanwhile, Archbishop of the Latin Rite Archdiocese of Trivandrum, Soosa Pakiam today expressed contentment on Prime Minister Modi’s decision to visit Cyclone Ockhi-affected areas and hoped for beneficial measures for fishermen.

9:13 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also review the status of relief operations at Kavaratti, Kanyakumari and Thiruvananthapuram. PM Modi will also meet officials and public representatives, and victims, including fishermen and farmer delegations.

9:08 am: The cyclone has left a trail of destruction in southern and western India, Sri Lanka and the Maldives, killing 115 people and leaving over 100 missing.

9:05 am: Earlier, Congress President Rahul Gandhi wrote a letter to Prime Minister Modi, requesting to declare a comprehensive special financial package for the states of Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Lakshwadeep to undertake rehabilitation in the wake of the cyclone.

9:00 am: Watch this video which has been shared by PM Modi

8:55 am: Take a look at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Tweet

8:30 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has left for Lakshadweep to visit Cyclone Ockhi affected areas.

8:27 am: This visit comes a day after PM Modi led BJP to historic mandate in Gujarat.

9:22 am: Notably, parts of Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Lakshadweep were severely affected by the cyclone late last month and early this month. Modi has constantly been monitoring the situation arising out of the natural calamity in the southern parts of the country.

8:19 am: “During financial year 2017-18, the amounts of the central share of the SDRF to the governments of Kerala and Tamil Nadu were Rs 153 crore and Rs 561 crore respectively,” according to reports.

8:16 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Karnataka’s Mangalore late last night.

8:13 AM: He will be visiting Cyclone Ockhi affected areas of Lakshadweep, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala today and review the situation arising in the aftermath and the status of relief operations.

8:10 AM: A statement realeased from Prime Minister’s Office pointed out that the Centre had released the second instalment from the State Disaster Relief Fund (SDRF) for Kerala and Tamil Nadu to supplement the efforts of these states in dealing with the situation.

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    kushal kumar
    Dec 20, 2017 at 9:13 am
    It may be pertinent to mention here this Vedic astrology writer’s alert for more care and appropriate strategy against super storm in Tamil Nadu and other coastal States during last months of 2017. These alerts by this writer in article “ 2017 - an opportune year for India with major worrisome concerns in February-March and August-September” were issued widely to Indian news media last year in October and November 2016. The related text covering August- September ( August- December group period) in 2017 in the article reads like this : -“ Huge dangerous sea super storm in coastal areas could likely lash at Tamil Nadu , Gujarat , Andhra Pradesh , or in neighboring coastal States or regions somewhere around Daman Diu islands , Dadra Nagar Haveli , leaving a distinct mark of devastation in vulnerable regions or places
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      pmagarwal
      Dec 19, 2017 at 10:02 am
      There must be some pending work in office due to busy schedule in elections. First that should be taken care.
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