The relief amount of Rs 6000 will be disbursed through the Public Financial Management System (PFMS) directly to the bank accounts of those affected.
The heavy downpour has also disrupted the rail traffic in the region. At least ten trains were cancelled today morning. Delays were reported on several routes.
Modi's comments did not go down well with the Congress, which countered that the abuses being hurled against the Gandhi family since the announcement that Priyanka Gandhi would enter politics betrayed the panic in the BJP ranks.