Cyclone Tauktae LIVE Updates: PM Modi Announces ₹1,000 Crore For Gujarat, 2 Lakh For Victim Families Of All States

Cyclone Tauktae Updates: The cyclone is expected to bring rains Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, UP and Delhi, said the weather office.

Cyclone Tauktae LIVE Updates: PM Modi Announces ?1,000 Crore For Gujarat, 2 Lakh For Victim Families Of All States

PM Modi boarded a helicopter for the aerial survey of cyclone-affected areas in Gujarat and Diu.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced an assistance of Rs 1,000 crore for immediate relief work in Gujarat, which has been hit hard by Cyclone Tauktae.

He also announced compensation of 2 lakh each for the families of each of those who died in cyclone-related incidents across several states. A sum of 50,000 would be paid to those injured in such incidents.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday undertook an aerial survey of affected areas in Gujarat and adjoining Union territory of Diu to assess the devastation caused by Cyclone Tauktae. PM Modi is in Gujarat to review the situation in the state in the aftermath of cyclone Tauktae. He landed at Bhavnagar from Delhi and proceeded for the aerial survey of Una, Diu, Jafarabad and Mahuva, an official said.

PM Modi boarded a helicopter for the aerial survey of cyclone-affected areas in Gir-Somnath, Bhavnagar and Amreli district of Gujarat along with Diu.

The cyclone, which made landfall between Diu and Una town of Gir-Somnath district on Monday night, caused major property damage and also uprooted trees in that region. After the survey, the PM is scheduled to hold a review meeting at Ahmedabad.

Cyclone Tauktae weakened into a "depression" and lay centred over south Rajasthan and adjoining Gujarat region on Wednesday morning, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.  

After causing widespread rain in Gujarat, the cyclone is expected to bring showers in many other states also, including Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi, due to its interaction with the western disturbance, the IMD said. "The remnant of the system is very likely to move further north eastwards across Rajasthan to west Uttar Pradesh during the next two days," it said. 

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said that despite such a high-intensity cyclone hitting the state, his government managed to prevent any major loss to life or property as over two lakh people were already shifted to safer places.

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