Gujarat: Modi announces Rs. 1000 cr relief package for cyclone hit areas
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced Rs.1000 crore relief package for the cyclone hit areas of Gujarat. According to sources, this package has been given for the rehabilitation work in the areas devastated by the extremely severe cyclonic storm. According to sources, the center will also send inter-ministerial team to access the loss due to cyclonic storm.
Prime Minister Modi also announced ex-gratia cash compensation of Rs. 2lakh each to the next of kin of those who lost their lives due to Cyclone Tauktae in all the affected states. In a tweet message, Mr. Modi said that Rs. 50,000 would be given to the injured persons due to cyclonic storm.
Mr. Modi said that the central government is in full solidarity with those affected due to natural calamity and will provide them all possible support. Mr. Modi also reviewed the situation caused by Cyclone Tauktae during a meeting in Ahmedabad.
He also took stock of the evacuation efforts and the ongoing relief work for those affected. He said that the Centre will help in rebuilding damaged infrastructure. He said that Central Government is working closely with all the states affected by the cyclone.
Earlier, Prime Minister Modi has conducted an aerial survey of the worst affected areas of Saurashtra and Diu on Gujarat coast. Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani had accompanied the Prime Minister during the aerial survey.
Prime Minister Modi conducted an aerial survey of Una, Diu, Jafarabad and Mahuva on Saurashtra coast. Mr. Modi reached Bhavnagar airport from Delhi early today to conduct the aerial survey of Cyclone hit areas of Gujarat.