Cyclone Tauktae caused major property damage and uprooted trees in the Diu and Una town of Gir-Somnath district on Monday night.
TBM News Desk: Two days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi donated Rs 1000 crore to cyclone Tauktae-hit Gujarat, BJP’s Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy asked the PM to donate larger amounts for Maharashtra and Kerala on Saturday morning.
Swamy tweeted, “Now that PM went to Gujarat and promptly issued ₹1000 crore cheque, he should in fairness also issue cheques ( I think a larger amount) for Maharashtra and Kerala where he could not go, but where the damage was severe.”
PM Modi on Wednesday undertook an aerial survey of affected areas in Gujarat and adjoining Union territory of Diu to assess the devastation caused by Cyclonic storm- Tauktae. Una, Diu, Jafarabad, and Mahuva are severely hit by the cyclone.
Tauktae made landfall between Diu and Una town of Gir-Somnath district on Monday night, causing major property damage and uprooted trees in that region.
Over 16,000 houses were damaged, more than 40,000 trees and over 70,000 electric poles uprooted, while 5,951 villages faced total power blackout due to the cyclonic storm in Gujarat, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said.