Cyclone Amphan: Centre sanctions Rs 128.23 cr to Odisha


Bhubaneswar: The union government on Friday approved additional assistance of Rs 128.23 crore to Odisha for cyclone Amphan that had wreaked havoc in the state in May this year.

The fund has been sanctioned under the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) as cyclone ‘Amphan’ assistance.

Earlier in May, the Centre had sanctioned Rs 500 crore under thhe NDRF to Odisha  for quick relief activities in the state.
A High Level Committee (HLC)  chaired by Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday approved additional Central assistance of of Rs 4,381.88 crore to to six states, including Odisha, affected by cyclone, flood and landslide this year.

For cyclone Amphan,  Rs.128.23 crore has been aprroved for Odisha and Rs 2,707.77 for West Bengal.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had visited both the affected states on May 22.