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Cyclone Remal: Central Government Announces Rs 2 Lakh Compensation for Victims in Northeast and Bengal

The central government has announced financial aid for the victims of Cyclone Remal in the northeastern states and West Bengal. Families of those who lost their lives will receive Rs 2 lakh each from the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund (PMNRF), while those injured will receive Rs 50,000.

Key Points:

  • Compensation Announced: Rs 2 lakh for the families of deceased victims and Rs 50,000 for the injured.
  • Financial Aid Source: PM National Relief Fund.
  • Impact: At least 40 deaths and over two lakh people affected across the Northeast.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared the financial aid on Friday, expressing the government’s commitment to supporting those impacted by the cyclone. The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) stated on X, “An ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh from PMNRF would be given to the next of kin of each deceased due to the natural disasters in the aftermath of Cyclone Remal in Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura, and West Bengal. The injured would be given Rs 50,000 each.”

Following the announcement, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh expressed his gratitude on social media. “I join the people of Manipur in expressing our gratitude to PM Narendra Modi Ji for his compassionate support in these challenging times. The ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh to the families of the deceased and Rs 50,000 to the injured reflects your unwavering commitment to aiding those affected by Cyclone Remal,” Biren stated on Facebook.

Cyclone Aftermath: States are grappling with extensive damage caused by Cyclone Remal. In West Bengal, coastal regions such as Kakdwip, Namkhana, and Frazergunj have seen significant destruction to homes and agricultural lands. Preliminary assessments report that approximately 15,000 houses across 24 blocks and 79 municipal wards in the southern coastal areas have been affected.

Additionally, Imphal has experienced severe flooding due to relentless rainfall, triggering rescue and evacuation operations to assist those in inundated areas.

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