New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah held a review meeting today regarding the cyclone Yas. During a video conference with the Chief Ministers of Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal and the Lieutenant Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Amit Shah said that the Home Ministry has a 24-hour seven-day control room in which it can be contacted anytime .
A statement from the Home Ministry said that in view of the potential impact of the cyclone in the Bay of Bengal, Shah has already asked to make alternate arrangements for electricity in all the hospitals, vaccine centers and other places in covid-19.
After this meeting, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that the Ministry of Home Affairs has given an advance relief of Rs 600 crore to Odisha and Andhra Pradesh, but has promised to give only 400 crore rupees to West Bengal. It is discriminatory.
She said that 4000 camps have been set up in the state, 10 lakh people are being sent to a safe place. 51 teams have been formed. 1,000 power and 400 mobile network restoration teams have been formed. 20 districts will be severely affected due to cyclone Yas.
What did Amit Shah say?
The Home Minister said that due to the steps already taken in this regard on the western coastal areas, there was no adverse effect on the medical centers in the recent cyclone. The statement said that the safety of fishing boats, other boats, all ports and oil installations in the area was also reviewed.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik thanked the central government for organizing the meeting and assisting the state government in the preparations. Patnaik said that the Odisha government has taken all necessary steps to deal with the cyclone.
The statement said that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also assured that necessary steps are being taken to ensure minimum damage is done and the state government is fully prepared.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy thanked the central government and said that necessary steps have been taken. Andaman and Nicobar Islands Lieutenant Governor Admiral (Retd) DK Joshi said that the cyclone is likely to have a minor or negligible impact on the island.