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Modi announces Rs 1,000 cr for Gujarat after aerial survey of state, Diu after cyclone

Prime Minister Narendra Modi holding a review meeting with officials after an aerial survey of places hit by severe cyclonic storm Tauktae in Gujarat and Diu on May 19, 2021. Photo: PIB

New Delhi, May 19 (MNN) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced a financial assistance of Rs 1,000 crore to Gujarat to undertake relief and rehabilitation work in the wake of damage caused by very severe cyclonic storm Tauktae.

The kin of those who lost their lives in the very severe cyclonic storm will get an ex gratia of Rs 2 lakh each and the seriously injured Rs 50,000 each in Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan and the UTs of Daman and Diu, and Dadra and Nagar Haveli.

The package for Gujarat was announced after Modi undertook an aerial survey of Una in Gir-Somnath district, Jafrabad in Amreli, and Mahua in Bhavnagar districts in Gujarat as well as Diu that were hit by the storm.

Thereafter, he chaired a meeting in Ahmedabad to review the relief and rehabilitation measures undertaken in Gujarat and Diu.

The Indian government will deploy an Inter-Ministerial Team to visit the coastal state to assess the extent of damage in the state, based on which further assistance will be given.

The Prime Minister assured the people of Gujarat that his government will closely work with the state to extend all possible assistance for restoration and rebuilding of infrastructure in the affected areas.

He was accompanied by Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and other officials during his visit to Gujarat.

The Prime Minister said that the Centre was working closely with the affected states in the wake of cyclone. Immediate financial assistance to these states will be given after these states shared their assessments with the central government.

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