New Delhi: Union Minister for Home Affairs, Amit Shah on Monday (June 1, 2020) held a high-level review meeting with officials of NDMA, NDRF, IMD, and Indian Coast Guard on preparedness for dealing with Cyclone Nisarga brewing in the Arabian Sea.
The Cyclone is expected to hit some parts of Maharashtra, Gujarat and Daman and Diu.
Shah also held a video conference meeting with Chief Ministers of Gujarat and Maharashtra, Vijay Rupani and Uddhav Thackeray and Administrator of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu Praful Patel.
He assured them all Central help in view of the impending Cyclone and asked them to spell out in detail the requirements and resources needed to deal with the situation.
Meanwhile, NDRF has already deployed 13 teams in Gujarat including 2 kept as reserve and 16 in Maharashtra including 7 teams as a reserve, while one team each was deployed for Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli.
NDRF is aiding the State Governments for the evacuation of people from low lying coastal areas.
Earlier, India Meteorological Department informed that the well-marked low-pressure area over South-East and adjoining East-Central Arabian Sea & Lakshadweep area concentrated into a Depression and it is very likely to intensify into a Deep Depression during next 12 hours and intensify further into a Cyclonic Storm over the East-Central Arabian Sea during the subsequent 24 hours.