PM Narendra Modi has reached Kolkata Airport. West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee received Prime Minister Narendra Modi on arrival at Kolkata Airport.
LIVE PM Modi Bengal-Odisha Visit Updates: PM Narendra Modi made an aerial tour of the areas affected by Amphan, Mamta Banerjee was also present
PM Narendra Modi will conduct an aerial survey of the storm-affected areas. He will conduct an aerial survey today and participate in the review meeting. Union ministers (who come from Odisha and West Bengal) Dharmendra Pradhan, Babul Supriyo, Pratap Chandra Sarangi, and Debashree Chaudhary will also accompany PM Modi’s aerial survey trip.
PM Narendra Modi is going on a tour after about 83 days (about 3 months). Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s last visit was on 29 February 2020 at Prayagraj and Chitrakoot in UP.
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PM Narendra Modi will review the devastation and damage caused by Cyclone Amphan in these states. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will conduct an aerial survey of the affected areas of both states and participate in review meetings. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also go to Odisha after West Bengal. According to sources, he will conduct an aerial survey with Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at around 1.30 pm due to the devastation caused by cyclone Amphan in the state.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had on Thursday appealed to PM Narendra Modi to visit the state, after which PMO sources informed about PM Modi’s visit on Friday. A fund of Rs 1,000 crore has been created for the restoration work for the affected areas, 72 people have died in the state due to the storm. They have announced a compensation of Rs 2.5 lakh to the families of the deceased.
Meanwhile, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) Director General SN Pradhan said on Thursday that a team from the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) would visit the states (Odisha and West Bengal) to evaluate the damage done by the cyclonic Amphan.
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