Bhubaneswar: The Ministry of Home Affairs has released financial assistance worth Rs 500 crore to Odisha for the relief and rescue operations in the cyclone Amphan affected areas in the State.
This has been informed by Odisha Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Jena.
The Centre released the assistance within 24 hours of the announcement by Prime Minister Modi in Bhubaneswar after undertaking aerial survey of the damage caused by the cyclone in the State, Jena said.
MHA released Rs 500Crore to Odisha Govt in less than 24hours of Hon’ble PM @PMOIndia @narendramodi announcement in Bhubaneswar 4 #CycloneAmaphan . We thank @PMOIndia , @narendramodi &MHA for such speed in releasing the Fund. @CMO_Odisha @Naveen_Odisha @SecyChief @manojmishratwit
— Pradeep Jena IAS (@PradeepJenaIAS) May 23, 2020
The Prime Minister on Friday visited Odisha to take stock of the situation in the wake of Cyclone Amphan.
Accompanied by the Governor of Odisha, Prof. Ganeshi Lal, and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Prime Minister conducted an aerial survey of several areas to assess the impact of the cyclone.
After the aerial survey, Prime Minister chaired a meeting in Bhubaneshwar with the senior State and Central Government functionaries to review the situation.
He announced a financial assistance of Rs. 500 crore to the State of Odisha, pending the assessment of the damage by an Inter-Ministerial Central Team.
Prime Minister gave his assurance that the Union Government would work shoulder to shoulder with the State Government at this difficult time and give all possible assistance for restoration and rebuilding of infrastructure in the areas affected by the cyclone.