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Cyclone Amphan: PM Modi announces advance assistance of Rs 500 crore for Odisha

  • Cyclone Amphan: PM Modi announces advance assistance of Rs 500 crore for Odisha
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi during aerial survey to take stock of situation in cyclone-hit Odisha and West Bengal. (Photo: Twitter/@PBNS_India) Cyclone Amphan: PM Modi announces advance assistance of Rs 500 crore for Odisha
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Por Deepak Dhawan, India Today
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 Prime Minister Narendra Modi flew down to West Bengal and Odisha to take stock of the situation as the death toll from Cyclone Amphan rose to 80 on Friday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday announced an advance interim assistance of Rs 1,000 crore for cyclone-hit West Bengal. Pm Modi announced aid after reviewing the situation with Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

The PM 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. At least 80 people have been reported killed so far in West Bengal due to the extremely severe cyclone. After Bengal, PM Modi will take stock of the situation in Odisha.