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Preparedness Helped Odisha Combat Cyclone, Save Lives: PM Modi

22 May 2020


Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, today, after aerial survey of the cyclone affected areas of the State, along with Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, appreciated the efforts of the latter and his team which saved lives and property. "The preparedness helped the State to combat the cyclone situation," Modi said.

Earlier on Thursday, the Odisha CM had made an aerial survey of the cyclone affected districts. Cyclone Amphan has affected 89 blocks of the state and 44 lakh people. Naveen expressed his deep concern over the extensive damages, especially damage to the standing crops in those districts due to cyclone.

The Chief Minister ordered for immediate restoration of damaged infrastructure and early return of normalcy in those districts. He further ordered for road clearance, restoration of connectivity and power supply, mobilizing man power and materials on war footing.

Naveen ordered for assessment of crop damage within next three days and to complete the house damage survey in a week. Naveen spoke to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over telephone today.

During the discussion, the Odisha CM enquired about the intensity of damage caused due to Amphan in West Bengal. While expressing his deep concern over the loss of so many lives and the trail of destruction, he conveyed Odisha's absolute solidarity with the people of West Bengal at this hour of crisis.

He also assured all possible support to West Bengal in terms of men and materials to overcome this critical situation.