As informed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the central government has released Rs 1,000 crore in advance for the states affected by Cyclone Fani.
An extremely severe cyclonic storm hit Odisha on Friday morning; Prime Minister Modi while addressing an election rally for the fifth phase of the election said that his government is with the people in the times of crisis. He also said that the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), the Indian Coast Guard, the Navy, and the Army were engaged in the relief works.
“Lakhs of families are affected by a cyclone in the coastal areas of Odisha, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry and the Centre is in touch with the state governments. I got the latest update from officers some time ago and also held a detailed review meeting yesterday. More than Rs 1,000 crore have been released in advance,” Modi told the rally in Rajasthan’s Hindaun town, located in Karauli district.
“I want to assure the people of the cyclone-affected states that the entire country and the Centre are standing by the affected families and the state governments,” Modi said.