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The central team would visit west Bengal to access the damage by cyclone Amphan

A team has been set up by the central government to look at the list of damages caused by the cyclone Amphan. The cyclone has claimed over 80 lives with the disaster caused to the habitat. Mamta Banerjee and other officials have been defining certain measures that will help to rehabilitate the people who lost their homes or their family member. On May 20, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the site of the incident and had a look at the damaged properties and the suffering of the people. The centre gave the helping hand of rs1,000 crore to help in providing relief and rehabilitation of the people. The National crisis management committee that is under chief secretary, Rajiv Gauba had the 4 meetings in the row to take decisions over the coordinate efforts for relief and rehabilitation in the areas of West Bengal.

“Restoration of power and telecommunication is considered to be a priority in the cyclone-affected areas of the state.while the restoration of telecommunication has been done in many areas, damages to the local power distribution network has affected the restoration of complete supply in some areas. Central agencies are deployed in these efforts along with teams from the neighbouring states” said the home ministry. army and state disaster response force sling with national disaster response force has been appointed to help in the works of relief and rehabilitation.

The cyclone completely damaged the coastal area that made it one of the worst damages in recent times. The power of the cyclone not only damages buildings but also uprooted trees and harmed the essential services like drinking water and telecom networks.

The ministry said further in a statement, “noting the progress made in restoration works, the cabinet secretary advised that complete power connectivity, telecom networks, and drinking water need to be restored first as a priority task. Central agencies are ready to provide any further assistance that will be required by the state. Adequate stocks of food grains have also been kept ready for supply as the
demand from the state basis.

Rajiv Gauba suggested that West Bengal could indicate if they need any sort of further assistance and other required stuff and directed the officers of central ministries and agencies for working together and coordinating with the state government and give all the things required as soon as possible to help in providing comfort from the damage caused by cyclone Amphan.

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