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BASHIRAT: Prime Minister

Narendra Modi

announced an advance interim assistance of Rs 1,000 crore for cyclone-hit

West Bengal

on Friday.

In a video message after reviewing the situation with Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and Chief Minister

Mamata Banerjee

in Basirhat in North

24 Parganas

district, Modi also announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh to the families of each of those killed during the devastation caused by cyclone

Amphan

, and Rs 50,000 for the injured.

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At least 77 people have been reported killed so far in the state due to the extremely severe cyclone.

Large-scale damage to infrastructure, public and private property was reported from

North and South 24 Parganas

, East and West Midnapore, Kolkata, Howrah and Hooghly districts.

“I announce an advance interim assistance of Rs 1,000 crore for the state. A detailed survey will be conducted of the damage to agriculture, power and other sectors, besides damage to houses,” he said.

“In this time of distress and despair, the entire country and the Centre are with the people of Bengal,” he said.

In Video:Cyclone Amphan: PM Modi announces Rs 1,000 crore relief for West Bengal

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