Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday conducted an aerial survey of Cyclone Amphan-affected areas in West Bengal with CM Mamata Banerjee and Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar. PM Modi will also be taking part in review meetings, where relief and rehabilitation measures will be discussed. The cyclone has claimed 72 lives in the state so far.
After an aerial survey of Cyclone Amphan-hit West Bengal, PM Narendra Modi announced ₹1,000 crore immediate assistance for the state. "₹2 lakh would be given to the next of kin of the persons deceased and ₹50,000 each to the persons who got seriously injured," PM Modi said. "We are all with West Bengal in these adverse times," he added.