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Highlights| Bengal staring at record agri-loss due to Cyclone Amphan: Minister

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that centre has allocated a sum of 1,000 crore to the West Bengal government for immediate assistance. He also said that 2 lakh will be given to the families of the deceased and 50,000 will be given to those that have been injured.

By HT Correspondent | Updated: May 22, 2020 23:34 IST
Highlights| Bengal staring at record agri-loss due to Cyclone Amphan: Minister

Cyclone Amphan, which hit India’s eastern coast yesterday with winds gusting up to 185 kmph has affected 4.5 million people across 1,500 villages of Odisha. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee conducted aerial survey of the areas that have suffered the wrath of the cyclone. Banerjee said that so far 80 people have lost their lives due to the cyclonic storm in the state. While Odisha government said that no death has occurred so far due to the storm. Bangladesh has recorded 22 deaths and many have been left displaced in the country's coastal areas. The Prime Minister also went to Odisha after leaving from West Bengal and carried out an aerial survey of the areas affected in the state. Cyclone Amphan is the most powerful cyclone to strike eastern India and Bangladesh in over a decade.

Here are the latest updates on Cyclone Amphan

03:30 PM IST

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik thanks President Ram Nath Kovind for extending support

Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik thanked President Ram Nath Kovind for his concern and support for the people of Odisha in the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan.

03:16 PM IST

PM Modi in Odisha to review damage caused by Cyclone Amphan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in Odisha to review the damage caused by Cyclone Amphan in the state. He was received by chief minister Naveen Patnaik and Governor Ganeshi Lal on arrival at Bhubaneswar Airport, reports ANI.

03:00 PM IST

No loss of life due to cyclone in Odisha, says report

The Odisha government said that there has been no confirmation of any loss of human life in the state due to cyclone Amphan even though it has nearly affected 45 lakh people in the state. Though there were reports of two cyclone-related deaths in Bhadrak and Kendrapara districts, Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) P K Jena claimed the causes were different, reports PTI.

02:39 PM IST

Bengal suffered losses of more than 1 lakh crore due to Cyclone, says CM Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said that the state suffered losses of more than 1 lakh crore due to the impact of Cyclone Amphan. So far, 80 people have lost their lives in the state.

02:28 PM IST

Delhi CM Kejriwal offers help to CMs of Bengal, Odisha

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal in wake of Cyclone Amphan offered help to West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee and Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik. Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered a package of 1,000 crore as immediate assistance to the West Bengal government.

02:00 PM IST

Mamata Banerjee thanks President Kovind for conveying support amid cyclone crisis

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday expressed her gratitude to President Ram Nath Kovind for personally calling her to convey support amid the crisis in the state due to cyclone Amphan, reports ANI.

01:22 PM IST

PM Modi announces financial aid to the families of deceased and those injured due to Cyclone Amphan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that a total of 2 Lakhs will be given to the families of the deceased and 50,000 will be given to those that have been injured due to the impact of Cyclone Amphan, reports ANI.

01:19 PM IST

Central Govt to conduct a detailed survey about the damage caused due to Cyclone: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioned that the centre will conduct a detailed survey about the current situation and damage caused due to the cyclonic storm. All aspects relating to rehabilitation & reconstruction will be addressed, reports ANI.

01:17 PM IST

1,000 crore allocated by centre to Bengal, says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also said that a sum of 1,000 crore will be allocated by the centre to West Bengal government in wake of Cyclone Amphan, reports ANI.

01:15 PM IST

Centre stands with Bengal in these testing times, says PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to the cyclone affected areas in West Bengal said that the central government stands with West Bengal in these testing times, reports ANI.

12:39 PM IST

PM Modi conducts aerial survey of Cyclone-hit Bengal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee conducted aerial survey of areas affected by Cyclone Amphan in the state, reports ANI.

11:40 AM IST

80 people have died in Bengal due to Cyclone Amphan, says CM Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said that 80 people have lost their lives in the state due to the impact of Cyclone Amphan. She will accompanying Prime Minister Narendra Modi to conduct aerial survey of areas affected by the cyclonic storm.

11:24 AM IST

Cyclone should be treated as national disaster, says Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said that Cyclone Amphan should be treated as a national disaster. This comes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached West Bengal to take stock of situation. Mamata Banerjee will be accompanying the Prime Minister to conduct aerial survey of areas affected by the cyclonic storm. So far, 77 people have lost their lives in West Bengal.

11:10 AM IST

PM Modi reaches West Bengal, will conduct aerial survey of affected areas

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at the Kolkata airport and was received by West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee and Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar. The Prime Minister will be conducting an aerial survey of the areas affected by Cyclone Amphan, reports ANI.

10:41 AM IST

Cyclone Amphan considered more destructive than Cyclone Alia, says United Nations

United Nations said that Cyclone Amphan, which has killed 77 in West Bengal is now considered even more destructive than Cyclone Alia which caused havoc in Bangladesh and eastern part of India in 2009, reports PTI.

First published: May 22, 2020 09:24 IST