Cyclone Amphan

The Prime Minister reaffirmed India's support to Bangladesh in addressing these challenges. He conveyed his best wishes for the good health and well-being of Bangladesh Prime Minister and "the friendly people of Bangladesh," the release said.

Adequate stocks of food grains have also been kept ready for supply based on the demand from the State. Ministry of Home Affairs will be sending a Central team soon to assess the damages.

Owaisi said that the Centre must work for complete relief and rehabilitation of those affected by the cyclone.

Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Modi conducted an aerial survey of areas affected by cyclone Amphan in West Bengal.

Union Ministers Dharmendra Pradhan, Babul Supriyo, Pratap Chandra Sarangi and Debashree Chaudhuree, who hail from West Bengal and Odisha, are also accompanying the Prime Minister. (ANI)

Besides conducting aerial surveys, the Prime Minister will take part in review meetings, where aspects of relief and rehabilitation will be discussed.

As per a report in Dhaka Tribune, around one crore people in the south-western and north-western regions have been left without electricity as the storm disrupted the power supply system.

The extremely severe cyclonic storm Amphan moved north-northeastwards and crossed West Bengal-Bangladesh coasts between Digha (West Bengal) and Hatiya (Bangladesh) near Sundarbans on Wednesday afternoon as a very severe cyclonic storm with a wind speed of 155-165 kmph gusting to 185 kmph

Cyclone Amphan made landfall in coastal regions of Odisha and West Bengal on May 20. Balasore district received heavy rainfall and strong winds due to the cyclone yesterday.

Earlier in the day, Modi tweeted, "My thoughts are with the people of Odisha as the state bravely battles the effects of Cyclone Amphan.