Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Ockhi affected Lakshwadeep, Tamil Nadu and Kerala to take stock of the situation, meets affected people. He announced the relief package of Rs 325 crore for all 3 states and ex-gratia assistance of Rs. 2 lakh to the next of kin of the deceased.
PM had also visited Lakshadweep. He is the first Prime Minister to visit the Union Territory in 25 years. Cyclone Ockhi battered Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Lakshadweep on 30th of November. It left a deadly trail killing 88 people and destroying crops.
Static/Current Takeaways Important for RBI Assistant Mains 2017 Exam-
- Lakshwadeep Administrator- Farooq Khan.
- Tamil Nadu CM- Edappadi K Palaniswami, Governor- Banwarilal Purohit.
- Kerala CM- Pinarayi Vijayan, Governor- Justice (Retd.) Palaniswamy Sathasivam.
Source- DD News