Bhubaneswar, May 28: While all leading news channels of the country were busy in airing the news that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is likely to skip review meeting of cyclone Yaas with PM Modi, Naveen once again hogged the limelight by not seeking any immediate financial assistance to burden the Centre as the country is fighting against Covid-19 pandemic.
As the country is at the peak of #COVID19 pandemic, we have not sought any immediate financial assistance to burden the Central Govt and would like to manage it through our own resources to tide over the crisis, Naveen tweeted after attending the review meeting of PM Modi.
Moreover, he thanked the PM for visiting Odisha in the aftermath of cyclone Yaas.
He also apprised him about the large scale devastation caused by the cyclone and steps taken by the state government ahead of the cyclone and the ongoing restoration efforts.
He further proved his intelligence by seeking assistance for long term measures to make Odisha disaster resilient as the state frequented by such climate hazards every year.
Highlighted Odisha’s demand for disaster resilient power infrastructure and resilient coastal protection with storm surge resilient embankments, Naveen said after the meeting.
On the other hand, the Prime Minister said the Centre is with Odisha and assured all help.
After aerial survey of areas affected by cyclone Yaas, PM Modi today announced an immediate assistance of Rs 500 crore for Odisha. Another Rs 500 crore has been announced for West Bengal and Jharkhand, which will be released on the basis of the damage.