West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee discussed in detail with Prime Minister Narendra Modi after conducting an aerial survey of the Amfan affected areas. After holding a review meeting with PM Modi, CM Mamta Banerjee said that West Bengal has lost more than Rs 1 lakh crore due to the cyclone. The Central Government will immediately provide assistance of one thousand crore rupees for the damage caused by the storm of Amfan to West Bengal.
Mamta Banerjee said that He (PM) has announced a grant of Rs 1000 crore from the Emergency Fund, but did not clarify whether it would be an advance or a package. He said that he would take a decision later but he said it could also be an advance. She said whatever decision you make, we will give you the details.
Also, Sambit Patra, official spokespersons of the Bharatiya Janata Party, cleared through his twitter handle that the relief fund of 1000 crore is just advance payment.
What did Prime Minister Narendra Modi say with the announcement of the relief package?
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday announced interim assistance of Rs 1,000 crore to cyclone-affected West Bengal. In a video message after reviewing the situation in Basirhat in North 24 Parganas district along with Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Modi paid two lakh rupees to the family of people who lost their lives in the grip of cyclone Amfan and 50 thousand to the injured.
There is massive damage to infrastructure, public and private property in North and South 24 Parganas, East and West Midnapore, Kolkata, Howrah and Hooghly districts, Modi said, “I announce interim assistance of Rs 1000 crore to the state.”. Apart from houses, a detailed assessment of damage to agriculture, electricity and other sectors will be done. He said, “In this time of crisis and despair, the whole country and center is with the people of Bengal.