Relief works intensify in worst-hit regions: Govt

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu

May 4, 2015-

The government has claimed that relief distribution has been intensified in the 11 worst quake-hit districts in coordination with security forces mobilised in the regions.

The Home Ministry on Monday said that hundreds of tonnes of food and other emergency relief have reached the earthquake-affected districts.

According to the ministry, 9,819 tonnes of rice, 69 tonnes of sugar, 57 tonnes of salt 324 tonnes of beaten rice, 45 tonnes of lentils, 182,034 cartons of noodles, 57,775 cartons of biscuits and 90 sacks of other dry foods have been dispatched to the affected area.

Laxmi Prasad Dhakal, the ministry spokesperson, said 159,134 tents, 8,520 solar lights, 213,172 water neutralising capsules and 2,670  hygiene kits too have reached the earthquake-hit regions.

The government has released Rs 1.80 billion to the affected districts to buy food and emergency supplies. It has already announced Rs 900,000 to each VDC  and Rs 140,000 to the families of the deceased.

The Nepali Army (NA), which has been coordinating the rescue and relief operation, said that it has already distributed 154.48 tonnes of relief materials. The NA said that 7.2 tonnes  of relief materials were dropped by air in Gorkha district, 29.9 tonnes in Sindhupalchok, 22.43 tonnes in Dhading, 16.6 tonnes in Dolakha, 9 tonnes in Solukhumbu, 8.3 tonnes in Nuwakot, 8.45 tonnes in Kavrepalanchok, and 2.6  tonnes in Lalitpur.

Published: 05-05-2015 08:53

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