Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit West Bengal and Odisha and also carry out an aerial survey of the damage due to cyclone Amphan in the two states. Earlier West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had asked the PM to visit the state and inspect the damage. She had pegged the losses due to the cyclone at Rs1 lakh crore.
Earlier, Modi in a series of tweets had said that every possible help will be extended to the two states. So far 72 people have been killed due to the cyclone in Bengal alone.
“My thoughts are with the people of Odisha as the state bravely battles the effects of cyclone Amphan. Authorities are working on the ground to ensure all possible assistance to those affected. I pray that the situation normalises at the earliest,” Modi had tweeted about Odisha.
In Odisha, nearly 45 lakh people in 89 blocks have been affected by cyclone Amphan and as many as two lakh people were evacuated while 210 medical teams were dispatched to the affected areas.