PM Modi reaches Odisha to review impact of Cyclone Yaas

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at the airport in capital Bhubaneswar in Odisha a short while ago to review the impact of Cyclone Yaas.

He was received at the airport by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Union Minister of State Pratap Chandra Sarangi and other senior level officers.

He will also undertake an aerial survey of the cyclone affected areas of the state.

Prime Minister Modi will also take part in a review meeting over the cyclone-led devastation at Kalaikunda in Paschim Medinipur district in West Bengal today in which the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will also take part.

AIR Kolkatta correspondent reports, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a meeting with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at Kalaikunda Airport in West Medinipore district before returning to Delhi.

The chief minister said the Prime Minister had called her for a meeting on Friday to discuss the damage caused by the cyclone in the state.

She will be present there.

Note that the Chief Minister herself is going to visit the district today to review the damage caused by the cyclone Yaas.

According to a preliminary review by the state government, damage of at least Rs 15,000 crore is expected to have happened in the disaster caused by the cyclone.

The central government has already announced more than Rs 400 crore in advance compensation for the damage caused by the storm.

Besides, on behalf of the state government, the Chief Minister said that another Rs 1,000 crore would be allocated for relief and compensation.

It is expected that the Center will be asked to allocate the necessary funds on behalf of the state by raising the issue of loss in a meeting with the Prime Minister today.

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