Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today highly appreciated the Odisha Government for its historic evacuation operation that saw shifting of more than a million people to safe places before cyclonic storm FANI hit the coast on May 3.
Modi, who visited the Fani-ravaged areas in the State today, expressed his full solidarity with the people of Odisha.
The PM said that the Central Government is fully committed not only for providing immediate relief, but also to ensure rebuilding of the state.
He also hailed the resilience of the people and the fishermen living in the coastal areas of Odisha.
The PM also expressed satisfaction at the excellent coordination between the Union and the State Governments which helped to minimise casualties.
The PM said, “I congratulate the people of Odisha who helped the administration in evacuating more than 12 lakh people”.
He said a long term plan will be made to tackle the natural calamities with the help of all coastal States.
Earlier today, Modi conducted an aerial survey of Pipili, Puri, Konark, Nimapada and Bhubaneswar areas, which were severely damaged by the calamity.