Cyclone Fani: PM Narendra Modi conducts Aerial Survey of areas ravaged in Odisha

Before the cyclone made a landfall in Odisha on Friday, nearly 1 million people from Odisha evacuated to almost for 5,000 temporary shelters hours read more...

Cyclone Fani: PM Narendra Modi conducts Aerial Survey of areas ravaged in Odisha
PM Narendra Modi conducts aerial survey in Odisha. Image Courtesy ANI

On Monday, PM Narendra Modi has conducted an aerial survey to assess the areas affected by Cyclone Fani's impact. The aerial survey also accompanied by Governor Ganeshi Lal, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, and CM Naveen Patnaik.

Earlier on Monday, he had arrived in Bhubaneswar and was received by the CM, Governor, and Pradhan. On Sunday, Prime Ministed Narendra Modi took his social media account and tweeted: "Will be in Odisha tomorrow morning, where I will review the situation due to Cyclone Fani and hold meetings with top officials. The Centre is committed to providing all possible assistance in relief and rehabilitation measures underway."

On Saturday, the PM also spoke to CM and discussed the situation in Fani's aftermath, ensuring the Centre's continued support. Meanwhile, Cyclone Fani's death toll rose on Sunday to 34.

The extremely severe storm that struck Odisha caused widespread destruction, leaving hundreds of people struggling with water shortages and power cuts. The worst affected is Puri.

On Sunday, the government of the Odisha has announced a further one-month rice quota and a further 1000 for families which are affected by cyclone Fani because the situation remained critical 48 hours after the storm landed on the Odisha coast.

According to an official, on his return from an aerial survey, Modi is scheduled to review the relief and restoration work in the state.