Dec 19 2017: After arriving in Mangalore yesterday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had this morning left for Lakshadweep in an Army chopper to visit areas affected by the Cyclone Ockhi and to review the relief and rescue operations being carried out by various agencies.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit areas of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Lakshadweep that bore the brunt of the intense tropical cyclone, Ockhi, which claimed at least 70 lives*, and caused immense damage to crops and property.
"Leaving for Mangaluru, Karnataka. Tomorrow, I will visit Lakshadweep, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala and extensively review the situation that has arisen due to #CycloneOckhi. I will meet cyclone victims, fishermen, farmers, officials and public representatives," the Prime Minister tweeted last night.
He added that the Centre is trying every possible measure to monitor the situation and ensure rescue operations.
Modi, who is on a one-day visit to these regions, will be in Kavaratti, Kanyakumari and Thiruvananthapuram, where he’ll review the status of relief operations, according to official sources.
Modi said yesterday his government "has been monitoring the situation round the clock and ensuring proper rescue and relief operation."