The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas of the Government of India has announced a relief fund for people affected by Cyclone Tauktae. In a statement released by the Ministry of Press and Information Bureau of Government of India the following announcement has been made.
ONGC management has decided to extend an immediate relief of Rs.1 lakh to the survivors and Rs.2 lakh for the Brave Nature’s victims and missing Persons’ families. M/s Afcons are working on the compensation for the affected crew which will be operational soon.
Cyclone Tauktae had hit Arabian sea off coast of Mumbai in the early hours of Monday,17th May where ONGC’s major production installations and drilling rigs are located. Three construction barges of M/s Afcons working on a project of ONGC in western offshore fields in the Arabian Sea and one floater drilling rig of ONGC were severly impacted in the cyclone.