PM reviews impact of cyclone “Remal” in NE & heatwave conditions

New Delhi, June 2 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday chaired a meeting to review the situation of the ongoing heat wave in the country and the preparedness for the onset of monsoon at his residence at 7, Lok Kalyan.

According to a statement from the Prime Minister Office (PMO), PM Modi was briefed about the prevailing heatwave conditions in parts of Rajasthan, Gujarat, and Madhya Pradesh.

During the meeting, PM Modi instructed that proper drills for preventing and handling incidents of fire must be done on a regular basis.

He asked the official to conduct a fire and electrical safety audit of hospitals and other public places on a regular basis.

“The Prime Minister was informed about the usefulness of the “van agni” portal in the timely identification of forest fires and their management,” said the statement.

The meeting was attended by the Principal Secretary to PM, Cabinet Secretary, Home Secretary, Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences, DG NDRF, and Member Secretary, NDMA, along with other senior officials from PMO and concerned ministries who were also present in the meeting.

In another meeting, PM Modi also reviewed the impact of the cyclone “Remal,” especially in the North-East.

As per the statement, PM Modi was briefed about the impact of the cyclone on the affected states during the meeting. The loss of houses and properties due to landslides and floods in Mizoram, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, and Tripura was also discussed.

During the meeting, the PM said that the government will continue to extend full support to the states affected by the cyclone.

The PM also instructed the Ministry of Home Affairs to monitor the situation and review the matter regularly to extend necessary assistance for restoration, according to the statement.

The meetings come a day after most exit polls predicted that the Bharatiya Janata Party-led alliance was projected to win a majority in the general election. The NDA won 353 seats in the 2019 election.

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