Cyclone Yaas: PM Modi announces Rs 1000 crore for Odisha, Jharkhand, and West Bengal

Cyclone Yaas: PM Modi announces Rs 1000 crore for Odisha, Jharkhand, and West Bengal
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 28, 2021, announced a relief package of Rs 1000 crore for Cyclone Yaas-hit Odisha, West Bengal, and Jharkhand.

While Rs. 500 crores has been given to Odisha, Rs. 500 has been allocated for West Bengal and Jharkhand.

An inter-ministerial team has been constituted by the center, which will assess the damage before releasing the funds for the states.

The government will also give an-ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh to the deceased family members and Rs. 50,000 to seriously injured in the Cyclonic storms.

“PM said that we have to continue the focus towards more scientific management of disasters. As the frequency and impact of cyclonic systems are increasing in the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal, communication systems, mitigation efforts, and preparedness have to undergo a major change,” PMO said in a statement.

“He also mentioned that Disaster Mitigation has been given emphasis by the Finance Commission too by provisioning for mitigation funds to the tune of Rs. 30,000 crore,” it added.

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