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May 06, 2019
9:17PM

PM announces Rs 1000 cr assistance for cyclone-hit Odisha

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Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has said that Central Govt will provide manpower,  machine, material and money for restoration work in cyclone FANI affected areas in Odisha. 

Visiting the cyclone-affected areas today in Odisha, Prime Minister said that 1000 crore rupees financial assistance will be given to Odisha. Before the cyclone, 381 crore rupees assistance in advance was declared by the  Prime Minister. 

After an areal survey of the cyclone-affected areas today Prime Minister said that whatever will be required for restoration and rehabilitation work, Center will not hesitate to provide it as assistance.

He also said that a team of officials of Prime Minister's Office will camp in  Bhubaneswar for the supervision of the reconstruction work. Prime Minister praised the fishermen of the community of Odisha for their high level of awareness about cyclone so that the casualty was minimised. 

Eastern Command of Indian Navy is now providing relief materials at cyclone-affected areas of Puri and Khurda districts. Three helicopters and three vessels are deployed for relief work. The doctors of Navy are providing medical assistance to the injured in camp hospitals. 

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