After the cyclonic storm Amphan created havoc in Bengal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday held an aerial survey of the devastation caused by it. Around 80 lives were lost and thousands of houses destroyed.
Review meetings along with state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar were held by the PM to discuss relief measures.
While addressing the media, the PM announced Rs. 1000 crore for the immediate assistance of West Bengal. And Rs. 2 lakh compensation to the next of kin of the persons deceased and Rs 50,000 each to the persons who got seriously injured due to the cyclone.
"A team will be sent by Central Government to conduct a detailed survey about the damage caused due to Cyclone Amphan and the current situation of the affected areas. All aspects relating to rehabilitation and reconstruction will be addressed. We all want West Bengal to move ahead," PM Modi added.