Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday proceeded with elevated meeting to review the response readiness against cyclone Amphan developing in the Bay of Bengal, and guaranteed all possible Central assistance to the states which are likely to be hit.
Soon after the meeting, the prime minister stated on Twitter that he prays for everyone's safety "and assure all possible support from the central government."
At the review meet, PM Modi took stock of the situation and reviewed the measures as well as the evacuation plan presented by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), as stated by Prime Minister''s Office.
"During the presentation of the response plan, DG NDRF (SN Pradhan) informed that 25 NDRF teams have been deployed on the ground while 12 others are ready in reserve. Twenty-four other NDRF teams are also on standby in different parts of the country," the statement read.
The prime minister also stated "reviewed the preparedness regarding the situation due to cyclone "Amphan". The response measures as well as evacuation plans were discussed."
Many southern states were also hit by heavy rain due to the storm and a "very heavy rain warning" has been issued for Odisha, West Bengal, Sikkim, Meghalaya till Thursday.