However, to get financial help from the Center for Cyclone 'Bulbul' despite the Prime Minister's guarantee: Mamata Banerjee
CALCUTE: prime minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday he said the state would not yet receive a single cent as financial assistance from the Center for areas affected by the cyclone '' despite the prime minister Narendra Modi The security of
Banerjee was speaking at the state assembly during.
She was responding on the extent of the devastation caused by in three coastal districts of West Bengal.
We have not received a single paise till today from the central government despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi 's tweet about helping the state the next day after cyclone' Bulbul 'made a landfall. The home minister had also tweeted, Banerjee said.
An estimate of Rs 23,000 crore was given to a central team that visited the three districts to review the extent of the loss, but no funds were received from the Center.
The CM said that more than 14 lakh hectares of agricultural land were destroyed in the cyclone, and up to 15 people lost their lives in natural calamity.
An amount of Rs 1,200 crore was released from the state department of finance to help farmers.
Banerjee said the state would also release Rs 5,000 each for betel leaf producers who faced heavy losses in the devastation.