PM Modi conducts aerial survey, review situation in West Bengal and Odisha


Prime Minister Modi visited West Bengal and Odisha on May 28, 2021, to take stock of the impact of Cyclone Yaas. He conducted an aerial in the affected parts of both states from 12.15 pm to 2.15 pm.

PM Modi first landed in Odisha’s Capital Bhubaneshwar, where he conducted a review meeting at 11 am. He will also survey the affected areas of Odisha’s Bhadrak, Balasore, and West Bengal’s Purba Medinipur.

Prime Minister will visit West Bengal after the aerial survey, where he will be conducting a review meeting with the Government of West Bengal. The review meeting to assess the impact of Cyclone Yaas in West Bengal will be along with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Governor Jagdeep Dhankar.

On May 27, 2021, Prime Minister had also chaired a meeting to review the impact of Cyclone Yaas and had advised the concerned agencies to ensure normal life is restored in the affected areas of Odisha and West Bengal at the earliest.

Cyclone Yaas: Restoration work begins in Odisha

• Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had conducted an aerial survey of the affected parts of the state.

• As the restoration work in all the affected areas in the state is in progress, a couple of rivers in the North Odisha District have been swelling due to the excess water intake.

• As per Special Relief Commissioner Pradeep Kumar Jena, the Odisha government has ed the collectors of North Odisha districts to stay prepared for the safety of the people.

• As many as 146 blocks of Odisha have received heavy to very heavy rainfall. It includes 77 blocks recoding as high as 30 to 40 cm rainfall in the last two days.

Cyclone Yaas: West Bengal govt extends financial relief

• The Government of West Bengal had preliminary estimated that the damage by the cyclone in the state will be around Rs. 15,000 crores.

• To extend relief to the affected areas in the state, the Central Government has already announced a relief of more than Rs. 400 crores.

• The Chief Minister of West Bengal, on behalf of the state government, also announced that another Rs. 1,000 crores will be allocated for the relief and compensation.

Cyclone Yaas weakened into a depression:

Cyclone yaas has been progressing northwards towards the neighbouring state of Bihar. The storm has further weakened after entering the plains of Bihar and Jharkhand and is at a speed of 8-9 km per hour.

Even though Cyclone is no longer a severe storm and weakened into a depression, all the districts of Jharkhand have been affected and are receiving intermittent rainfall.

As per IMD, the cyclone will enter the eastern part of Uttar Pradesh on May 29, 2021, and heavy to very heavy rainfall accompanied by gusty winds and thunderstorms will occur in the next 48 hours in the eastern and north-eastern part of UP.

Cyclone Yaas had made its landfall in Odisha on May 26, 2021.

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