Print Edition - 2015-05-24  |  Earthquake Relief

Government organisations and locals in Far West collect relief

- MOHAN BUDHAIR, Dhangadi

May 23, 2015-

People and organisations in Kailali district have collected about Rs 10 million for earthquake victims. According to the District Administration Office, Rs 9,118,000 has been deposited in the  Prime Minister’s Disaster Relief Fund by several government and non-government organisations from the district. Further, the amount being deposited is increasing, according to Chief District Officer Mahadev Panthi. A total of Rs 5,981,000 has been collected from government agencies in the district alone, he said.

Similarly, schools and students in the district have made a significant contribution to the relief amount collected, according to CDO Panthi. On Thursday, Far-Western Academy College handed over a cheque  worth Rs 145,000 to the CDO. Earlier, Kailali Multiple Campus and Aishwarya Bidhya Niketan had donated Rs 100,000 each.

Likewise, freed Kamaiyas have also deposited Rs 18,000 in the fund, and sister organisations of various political parties and local village/community ward committees have also collected relief funds.

Among the government offices, the District Public Health Office has collected the highest amount of Rs 871,000. Likewise, the District Forest Office, District Post Office and the Seti Zonal Hospital have each donated more than Rs 400,000. The DAO has said that about 6,000 tarpaulins, medicines worth around Rs 1 million and food worth around Rs 10 million have already been sent to the affected districts of Sindhupalchok, Dhading and Gorkha by different organisations. Additionally, foods  worth more than Rs 5 million has been imported in the district after the  custom waiver, according to officer Man Bahadur BK of the Customs Office Kailali.

Published: 24-05-2015 06:48

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