03 May 2019
Jaipur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that the Centre stood with the people in states hit by cyclone Fani.
Addressing an election rally in Hindaun near here, Modi said, "I want to assure the families affected by the cyclone that we are with them at this point of hour. We have collected fresh updates from the officials and had released a fund of Rs 1,000 crore for relief work on Thursday.
"Rescue teams have been operationalised. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Indian Coast Guard, Indian Navy and Indian Army -- all have been working with the administration. Coming together to combat bad times is the spirit of India."
Extremely severe cyclonic storm Fani with a wind speed touching nearly 200 kmph made landfall earlier on Friday on the eastern coast of the country, wreaking havoc in Odisha. It will cross several districts in the state before advancing to neighbouring West Bengal.