Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi chaired a high-level meeting on 18 May to review the response measures against cyclone ‘Amphan’ developing in the Bay of Bengal and as per Metrological department likely to landfall in between North Odisha to West Bengal on 20 May.
- PM 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.
- The meeting was also attended by Union Ministers Shri Amit Shah, Principal Advisor to the PM, Cabinet Secretary, besides other senior officers of Government of India.