Phailin: PM announces interim relief
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday announced an interim assistance of Rs 1,000 crore each for Andhra Pradesh and Odisha for relief and rehabilitation following the destruction caused by cyclone Phailin last month.
"The total quantum of assistance to the States will be finalized after consideration of the on-the spot assessment report of the Inter-Ministerial Central Team," read a statement issued by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO).
"In addition, Prime Minister has sanctioned an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each to the next of kin of the deceased and Rs.50,000/- each to the seriously injured persons from the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund," it said.
A delegation led by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy called on the Prime Minister on Saturday and presented a memorandum regarding the losses suffered owing to the impact of cyclone Phailin and the subsequent heavy rains and floods in the state.
(Posted on 10-11-2013)