PM Modi announces Rs 1,000 crore aid for Cyclone Tauktae-hit Gujarat



New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced an assistance of ₹ 1,000 crore for immediate relief work in Gujarat, which saw its infrastructure shattered, with many people losing their sources of livelihood, due to Cyclone Tauktae. 

The announcement came after Prime Minister’s aerial survey of the affected areas in Gir Somnath, Amreli and Bhavnagar districts in Gujarat, and Diu today.

Additionally, the also announced compensation of Rs 2 lakh each for the families of each of those who have succumbed due to cyclone-related incidents across various states, while those who have been injured will receive a sum of Rs 50,000.

 Undertook an aerial survey over parts of Gujarat and Diu to assess the situation in the wake of Cyclone Tauktae. Central Government is working closely with all the states affected by the cyclone,” the Prime Minister said.

“Ex-gratia of ₹ 2 lakh would be given to the next of kin of those who lost their lives due to Cyclone Tauktae in all the affected states. ₹ 50,000 would be given to the injured. GOI is in full solidarity with those affected and will provide them all possible support,” he added.

Post his aerial survey, the Prime Minister also chaired a meeting with officials to review the relief work in Gujarat and Diu. The government release states that the assistance of Rs 1,00 can be extended after an inter-ministerial team visits the state to evaluate the scale of damage.

The cyclone, categorised as an extremely severe cyclonic storm on Monday, made landfall between Diu and Una town of Gir Somnath district in Gujarat yesterday night. As many as 45 persons died in cyclone-related incidents in the state.

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