Thursday, 24 September 2020

Center reviews relief work in West Bengal of cyclone Amphan

Updated: May 26, 2020 1:15 pm
Centre today reviewed the progress of relief and restoration work in the areas of West Bengal affected by cyclone Amphan.

The National Crisis Management Committee, NCMC under the chairmanship of Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba met again for the fourth time. Mr Gauba advised that complete power connectivity, telecom service and drinking water supplies need to be restored on priority basis.

He said, Central agencies are ready to provide any further assistance that may be required by the state. Adequate stocks of food grains have also been kept ready for supply based on the demand from the state.

As announced by Prime Minister after his aerial survey and review of relief efforts with the West Bengal Government, a sum of one thousand crore rupees has already been released to the State Government. The Cabinet Secretary said, Ministry of Home Affairs will be sending a Central team soon to assess the damages.

Meanwhile, Army has been deployed in Kolkata, to help in carry out road clearances alongwith teams of NDRF and SDRF.

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