PM Modi meets victims of cyclone Ockhi

RSTV Bureau

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is visiting Lakshadweep, Kerala and Tamil Nadu to meet victims of cyclone Ockhi that killed scores of people and left a trail of destruction in the South.

The Prime Minister, who arrived in Kavaratti in Lakshadweep on Tuesday morning, also chaired a high-level meeting to review the situation. He met top officials of the Lakshadweep administration and public representatives, including Lakshadweep MP Muhammed Faizal.

Apart from officials, PM Modi is also scheduled to meet fishermen, and farmers’ delegations.

Parts of Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Lakshadweep were severely affected by the cyclone late last month and early this month. The prime minister has constantly been monitoring the situation arising out of the natural calamity in the southern parts of the country.

A PMO statement had on Monday said the Centre released the second installment from the State Disaster Relief Fund (SDRF) for Kerala and Tamil Nadu to supplement the efforts of these states in dealing with the situation.

(With inputs from PTI)