PM unveils  Rs 2,000 cr as cyclone Phailin relief
PM unveils  Rs 2,000 cr as cyclone Phailin relief

Hyderabad/New Delhi : Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday announced interim assistance of Rs.1,000 crore each for Andhra Pradesh and Odisha for relief and rehabilitation after the states were hit by cyclone Phailin last month. 

Manmohan Singh made this announcement when Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy and his cabinet colleagues met him in the national capital and sought an assistance of Rs.6,510 crore.
The prime minister assured Reddy that the centre would release Rs.1,145 crore as central assistance due to the state since 2009 towards drought and cyclone relief.
This assistance was already sanctioned but not released, said a statement from the chief minister’s office in Hyderabad.
The chief minister requested Manmohan Singh to sanction Rs.6510.39 crore as relief as per National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) norms towards the damages caused by both Phailin and the recent heavy rains.
“The total quantum of assistance to the states will be finalised after consideration of the on-the spot assessment report of the inter-ministerial central team,” said a statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office.

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