Cyclone 'Amphan': PM announces Rs 1,000 cr interim relief for Bengal

Kolkata: Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a Rs 1,000 crore 'advance interim assistance' for West Bengal after he undertook an aerial survey of the areas ravaged by Cyclone 'Amphan' that has killed 80 people in the state.

Modi, who was accompanied by Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on the helicopter, assured the Centre's full support for Bengal.

"Rs 1,000 crore advance assurance will be given to West Bengal," PM said in Basirhat on North 24 Parganas district, after the aerial survey.

"All aspects relating to rehabilitation, reconstruction will be addressed. We all want West Bengal to move ahead. The Centre will always stand with West Bengal in these testing times. We will work together to ensure that Bengal stands on its feet again," he said. Desk: Asianet Online