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During a virtual interaction with the athletes from the state, Patnaik said that the state government will provide Rs 6 crore to those winning gold, Rs 4 crore for silver, and Rs 2.5 crore for bronze. Besides, Rs 15 lakh will be given to each of the athletes from the state who have qualified for the Olympics.
During West Bengal visit, PM Modi will conduct a review meeting with CM Mamata Banerjee, state Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar. At least four people were killed in Odisha and West Bengal as the cyclonic storm pummeled the eastern coast. Cyclone Yaas, has weakened into a 'well-marked low-pressure' area over Bihar and adjoining east Uttar Pradesh, IMD stated.
One person died "accidentally" when he had gone out fishing, West Bengal CM said. In view of the cyclonic storm, around 21 lakh people were evacuated to safe shelters in West Bengal, Odisha and Jharkhand. Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik announced seven days' relief for all the villages marooned due to Cyclone Yaas.
Odisha received a bulletin from the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasting the formation of a low-pressure area in the Bay of Bengal, which may take the shape of a cyclonic storm, Special Relief Commissioner P K Jena said. The system is likely to pass through the Odisha-West Bengal coast by May 26.