New Delhi, May 18 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday chaired a high level meeting to review the response measures against cyclone Amphan developing in the Bay of Bengal, the Prime Minister's office said. During the meeting, which was also attended by Home Minister Amit Shah, Principal Advisor to the Prime Minister PK Sinha, Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba besides other senior officers of the government, the Prime Minister took full stock of the situation and reviewed the response preparedness as well as the evacuation plan presented by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF).
During the presentation of the response plan, DG NDRF informed that 25 NDRF teams have been deployed on the ground while 12 others are ready in reserve. 24 other NDRF teams are also on standby in different parts of the country.
In a tweet, the PM said, 'Reviewed the preparedness regarding the situation due to cyclone Amphan. The response measures as well as evacuation plans were discussed.' 'I pray for everyone's safety and assure all possible support from the Central Government,' the PM said. (UNI)