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‘Ockhi’ affected areas of Lakshadweep

‘Ockhi’ affected areas of Lakshadweep
Prime Minister, Narendra Modi will visit Lakshadweep, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala for  review the situation arising in the aftermath of cyclone “Ockhi,” and the status of relief operations, at Kavaratti, Kanyakumari, and Thiruvananthapuram. Narendra Modi will meet with officials and public representatives and also meet with cyclone victims, including fishermen and farmer delegations. 
Defence Minister, Nirmala Sitaraman undertook a visit to the cyclone affected areas of both Kanyakumari district in Tamil Nadu and Thiruvananthapuram. National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) chaired by the Cabinet secretary, P K Sinha met and reviewed the relief and rescue operations in States and Union Territories affected by the cyclone.

Government agencies both from the Centre and the affected States, including Coast Guard, Air Force, Navy, and NDRF were involved in relief and rescue operations. Relief camps were set up in the affected areas. The Union Government has released the second installment of State Disaster Relief Fund (SDRF) to the Government of Kerala and Tamil Nadu in the current financial year of 2017-18 to supplement the efforts of State Government in dealing with the natural calamity. During the financial year 2017-18, amount of central share of SDRF to State Government of Kerala and Tamil Nadu is Rs. 153 crore and Rs. 561 crore respectively. 

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