The army officials were seen assisting the local administration in clearing out the roads. A JCB machine was also used by the team to restore infrastructure in state capital Kolkata.
Sonia Gandhi said the "initial optimism of the Prime Minister that the war against the virus would conclude in 21 days has turned out to be misplaced".
Besides conducting aerial surveys, the Prime Minister will take part in review meetings, where aspects of relief and rehabilitation will be discussed.
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
At 40 years, Rajiv Gandhi became the youngest Prime Minister of the country. He took over as the sixth Prime Minister after his mother Indira Gandhi's assassination in 1984.
The Union Cabinet meeting gave its ex-post facto approval for the allocation of foodgrains from the central pool to approximately 8 crore migrants or stranded migrants at 5 kg per person per month for May and June free-of-cost.
In yet another mishap involving migrants, 24 labourers were killed after the truck they were traveling in, collided with another truck in Uttar Pradesh's Auraiya district.
24 labourers were killed and several injured after the truck they were traveling in, collided with another truck in Uttar Pradesh's Auraiya district.
According to the official, the incident occurred at around 3.30 am. All the labourers were mostly from Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal.
The Congress Rajaya Sabha member claimed that the government's outgo is "very little" and the rights of migrants and poor labourers have been "violated" by the government.