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Mamata undertakes aerial survey of Bulbul-affected areas in Bengal

Kolkata, Nov 11 (UNI) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday
undertook an aerial survey of Bulbul cyclone-affected areas in the state.
Ms Banerjee announced a compensation of Rs two lakh for the families of
those killed in the storm.
Sho also constituted a task force to look into the relief and restoration work.
" Bangla CM @mamataofficial visited #CycloneBulbul affected areas in
South 24 Parganas earlier today. She also held an administrative meeting at
Bakkhali, " Trinamool Congress posted on social media.
" The State administration is taking all necessary steps for relief and
rehabilitation in the affected areas, " the party said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah have
assured Ms Banerjee of all possible assistance from the Centre in the wake
of devastating cyclonic storm, which left ten dead and lakhs affected in
different parts of the state.
The severe cyclonic storm uprooted hundreds of trees and snapped cables
in the city and its adjoining areas in North and South 24 Parganas and East
Midnapore, bring life to a near-halt.
In North Parganas alone, five people were killed in separate incidents, two
in South 24 Parganas, one at Nandigram and and two in the city, while at least
4,65,000 people have been badly affected.
"Reviewed the situation in the wake of cyclone conditions and heavy rain in
parts of Eastern India. Spoke to WB CM Mamata Banerjee regarding the
situation arising due to Cyclone Bulbul." Mr Modi Twitted on Sunday.
He also " Assured all possible assistance from the Centre" and " I pray for
everyone’s safety and well-being.", Mr Modi added.
" Closely monitoring the situation as cyclone Bulbul hits Eastern India,"
Mr Shah said .
" We are continuously in touch with central & state relief agencies. Have
spoken to CM @MamataOfficial and have assured all possible help. I pray to
almighty for those who are braving out this adverse weather," the Union Home
Minister Tweeted.
He said ten teams of NDRF in West Bengal and six teams in Odisha have
already been deployed and the Centre was assisting the state administration
in evacuation, restoration of roads and in distribution of relief materials.
" Additional 18 teams of NDRF have been kept on standby, " Mr Shah
informed.
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