Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today visited Odisha and reviewed the situation arising out of cyclone Fani that hit the State on May 3 and announced additional Rs 1000 crore cyclone aid for the State.
This is apart from the Centre released Rs 341 crore to the State Government on April 29.
He undertook an aerial survey of Pipili, Puri, Konark, Nimapada and Bhubaneswar. Governor Ganeshi Lal, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Union Minsiter Dharmendra Pradhan also accompanied the Prime Minister in the aerial survey.
The Prime Minister assured all possible assistance to the State. He announced immediate assistance worth Rs.1000 crores. He promised further assistance after the assessment by an inter-ministerial Central team.
“The Central Government is fully committed not only for providing immediate relief, but also to ensure rebuilding of the state. He appreciated the role played by technology including satellite imagery and advanced weather forecasting techniques in minimising loss of life,” said Modi.He appreciated the resilience of the people and the fishermen living in the coastal areas. He also expressed satisfaction at the excellent coordination between the Union and the State Government which helped to minimise causalities. The Prime Minister said that he knows the extent of damage and destruction such a cyclone brings, as he too has been a Chief Minister of a coastal State.