After conducting an aerial survey of the cyclone hit areas of Gujarat on Tuesday, PM Modi announced a relief of Rs.1000 crores for the state to repair damages caused by cyclone Tauktae. The Prime Minister conducted an aerial survey in cyclone hit areas like Gir Somnath, Amreli, Bhavnagar districts of Gujarat and also Diu.
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Prime Minister announced a compensation money of Rs. 2 lakhs to each family whose family members died in cyclone related incidents across the states hit by Tauktae cyclone; and also, Rs.50,000 to each family whose members were injured in cyclone related accidents.
Following the aerial survey, PM Modi attended meeting in Ahmedabad to oversee the relief work in Gujarat and Diu. A government release following the meeting, said that a sum of Rs.1000 crores will be immediately paid to the state; extending any further financial assistance once the inter-ministerial team arrives in Gujarat to assess the situation.
Other states that have been affected by Cyclone Tauktae will be assessed and paid a compensation in accordance to loss. The PM also acknowledged the pandemic situation in the state while being accompanied by Gujarat’s Chief Minister Vijay Rupani.
As the cyclone made a landfall between Diu and Una of Gir Somnath district in Gujarat on Monday, as many as 45 people had died in accidents caused by the incoming cyclone. As of yesterday, the cyclone had significantly weakened itself following the landfall and is now centred over Rajasthan and also northern Gujarat, as per inputs from IMD.