Due to the power of Cyclone Yaas, the flood situation in West Bengal and Orissa has caused severe damage.
Kolkata: Due to the power of Cyclone Yaas, the flood situation in West Bengal and Odisha has caused severe damage.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said she will visit the affected areas of the state from Friday. On Friday, she will fly by helicopter to Hingalganj in North 24 Parganas district, then to Sagar in South 24 Parganas district.
Finally she will go to Digha in East Midnapore district.She is scheduled to hold administrative review meetings at Sandeshkhali, Sagar Island and Digha. She will return to Kolkata on Saturday On the other hand, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit West Bengal and Orissa on Friday.
It is learned that the Prime Minister will visit Bhadrak, Balasore in Orissa by air. The list also includes East Midnapore district of West Bengal. He will then hold a review meeting in Bhubaneswar.
Incidentally, before Cyclone Yaas struck, the Center had given Rs 600 crore to Orissa and Andhra Pradesh and Rs 400 crore to West Bengal. Mamata Banerjee was vocal about that. She had lamented why West Bengal was given less money despite being such a large state. She later told a press conference that West Bengal had lost about Rs 15,000 crore due to Cyclone Yaas.
It remains to be seen whether PM Modi will announce any package or financial assistance after his visit to Orissa and West Bengal.