Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday announced an advance financial assistance of Rs 500 crore for Odisha for the damage sustained by the state due to cyclone Amphan.
The Prime Minister made the announcement after making an aerial survey of the areas affected by the cyclone and holding a meeting with State Government officials regarding the rescue and relief operations.
Assuring all possible assistance from the Centre, Modi said, “In such a time, we had a super cyclone in some parts of India. This became very worrying. At the same time, due to well established processes in Odisha, many lives were saved.”
The Prime Minister also announced Rs two lakh ex gratia for the kin of those dead in the cyclone and Rs 50,000 for the injured.