New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday held a virtual meeting with chief ministers of six states to review flood situation in which he emphasised extensive use of innovative technologies for improving forecast and warning system, the Prime Minister''s Office said.
The states that attended the meeting to review their preparedness to deal with the south-west monsoon and current flood situation in the country are Assam, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala.
A statement from the PMO said during the meet, the prime minister also stressed on better coordination between all central and state agencies to have a permanent system for forecasting of floods.
The Kerala state government requested to provide a special economic package for the state to overcome the damages caused in the rains. The chief minister explained the extensive damages caused so far, rescue operations and the rehabilitation.
The Prime Minister's response was that assistance would be provided on the basis of a detailed report.