Visakhapatnam: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced an interim assistance of Rs 1,000 crore for Andhra Pradesh to take up immediate relief work in the aftermath of the devastation caused by Cyclone ‘Hudhud'.
“Full survey is yet to be conducted. For now, to deal with difficulty of such a magnitude, I announce, on behalf of the Government of India, an interim assistance of Rs 1,000 crore,” Modi told reporters after a meeting with Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, senior ministers and top state officials.
He also announced an ex-gratia of Rs two lakh to the next of kin of those killed in the cyclone and Rs 50,000 to the injured.
“The Centre will fully stand by Andhra Government in this hour of difficulty, Modi said.