Cyclone Amphan: Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit West Bengal, Odisha today to review situation

22 May, 2020 | newsx bureau

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Cyclone Amphan: Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit West Bengal and Odisha and will undertake aerial surveys of cyclone-hit areas of the state.

Cyclone Amphan: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to visit West Bengal and Odisha today to take stock at the destruction caused by Cyclone Amphan. Reports reveal that the PM will conduct aerial surveys of the districts which are largely affected and he will also conduct a meeting where he will discuss all the relief measures. Reports reveal that till now 72 people have lost their lives and thousands are homeless due to the natural calamity.

According to the PM’s schedule, he will first make a stop at Kolkata at around 10:15 to 10:30 am and post to which, he will hold meetings with the state government officials to discuss the situations and relief measures. Moreover, as per the protocol, Mamata Banerjee, Chief Minister of West Bengal should also be there at the airport to receive PM.

Further, the Prime Minister is expected to reach Odisha by 2:30 pm and will conduct an aerial survey of the areas which are largely affected by the cyclone with Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. A total of 72 people lost their lives due to a super cyclone. North and South 24 Parganas, East Midnapore, Kolkata and Howrah suffered huge damages. Not just this, Prime Minister has also assured the Bengal government that no stone will be left unturned in helping the states and the people affected.

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Cyclone Amphan has affected a total of 44.8 lakh people in Odisha and has also caused damage to infrastructure. Chief Secretary AK Tripathy said that the storm has caused damage majorly to the farm sector and power infrastructure. According to Odisha revenue minister 1 lakh hectares of standing crops are damaged due to strong winds and rainfall.