Cyclone Fani: Modi announces additional Rs 1000 cr assistance for Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday announced an additional assistance of Rs 1000 crore for the cyclone-ravaged Odisha.

“The government of India had announced Rs 381 crore earlier, a further Rs 1,000 crore will be released now,” said Modi after holding a review meeting here.

The PM also announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh each to the kin of the deceased and Rs 50,000 to the seriously injured.

He said praised the work done the state government led by Naveen Patnaik to deal with the cyclone situation.

“Naveen Patnaik has done great work, Central government would support and carry forward the initiative to prevent such cyclones,” said Modi.

Earlier, PM Modi undertook an aerial survey of the cyclone affected areas in the state.

He was accompanied by Governor Ganeshi Lal, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, and Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.