Rs 500 crore aid for Odisha
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday announced an advance interim assistance of Rs 500 crore for Odisha, which was hit by Cyclone Amphan on Wednesday.
He made the announcement at the airport after conducting an aerial survey to assess the loss and destruction caused by the cyclone in Odisha with the state administration.
Modi reached Bhubaneswar in the afternoon after conducting an aerial survey of the cyclone-ravaged Bengal. Modi was accompanied by governor Prof Ganeshi Lal, chief minister Naveen Patnaik, Union ministers Dharmendra Pradhan and Pratap Sarangi during his aerial survey of the affected areas of Jagatsingpur, Kendrapara, Bhadrak and Balasore.