Cyclone Amphan: Union Cabinet Secretary reviews situation in West Bengal, Odisha

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Union Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba on Thursday reviewed the situation with the concerned Central and state agencies in West Bengal and Odisha in the aftermath of the cyclone Amphan that claimed several lives. 

Damage by cyclone Amphan


Edited By

Abhishek Sharma

Updated: May 21, 2020, 01:07 PM IST

Union Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba on Thursday reviewed the situation with the concerned Central and state agencies in West Bengal and Odisha in the aftermath of the cyclone Amphan that claimed several lives. 

Chief Secretaries of Odisha and West Bengal informed that timely and accurate forecast by IMD and advanced deployment of NDRF facilitated in the evacuation of about 5 lakh people in West Bengal and about 2 lakh in Odisha. 

This has resulted in minimal loss of human lives, considering the fact that the intensity of Cyclone Amphan was next only to that of the Super Cyclone that had struck Odisha in 1999 causing large scale devastation.

The NDRF is moving additional teams in West Bengal to speed up restoration work, especially in Kolkata. FCI will also ensure adequate availability of food grains, especially rice, to West Bengal so that people who have been left marooned are provided with immediate sustenance.

The Power Ministry and Department of Telecommunications will also assist in the early restoration of services in both the states. The Railways, which suffered major damages to its infrastructure, is in the process of restarting its operations at the earliest.

The NDRF is moving additional teams in West Bengal to speed up restoration work, especially in Kolkata. FCI will also ensure adequate availability of food grains, especially rice, to West Bengal so that people who have been left marooned are provided with immediate sustenance.

The Power Ministry and Department of Telecommunications will also assist in the early restoration of services in both the states. The Railways, which suffered major damages to its infrastructure, is in the process of restarting its operations at the earliest.

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